Finished Jacket

This is the finished jacket, made from the hand woven cloth that came off the loom.

I’m very proud of this jacket, as I had no pattern to go by, while making it.  It is fun to wear, all cotton except for a bit of binding lace I used.  I learned a lot of lessons working on this jacket, and it will now become a pattern for future jackets.

DSC_0005 (2) (800x799)DSC_0010 (2) (800x779)I’ve shown the front and back of the jacket in the above photos.  Lots of blues.  I received many compliments on it when I went to spin (as in spinning yarn) group.  I was asked if I’d be writing a pattern.  The answer is, no, I won’t. I’m not a pattern writer, and there are way too many variables in making something from hand woven fabric.  For instance, the width of the cloth – every loom is different, every fiber you weave with, be it cotton, wool, or some sort of viscose, is different.  Every BODY is different.  This jacket fits me and I’m a size 16W.  However, it would fit someone a bit larger, as well as someone thinner than I am – it would just lay differently on the body.

I added my own quirky designs to it.  I braided the fringe on the back in a style that I love doing.  I also added the pocket at an angle, and it works.

There will be many more of this style jacket as soon as I can get the cloth woven.

Thanks for checking in.


4 thoughts on “Finished Jacket

  1. WeaverGrace

    oooooooooooo! I love your jacket! Your color placement is fantastic!

    After decades of weaving, I am now dressing my loom to intentionally weave a fabric that I will cut and machine-sew into a jacket. Just now, I posted a couple photos of it at my blog.


    1. marthamanigross Post author

      Thank you so much! I’m sorry I’m just now getting back to you – it’s been a crazy few months for me. 🙂
      I’m off to read your blog! I can’t wait to see what you do. This from-the-heart weaving is so cathartic for me, and it makes me happy, and then, making something from the cloth, makes me even happier! 🙂

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