Counterpoints Jacket (Collage It! Template Set 2)
It's getting rather warm to wear felted wool sweater jackets, so I made my Counterpoints Jacket with Collage It! Template Set 2 using sweatshirts. There's no interfacing or lining needed! Just pre-wash and dry new or up-cycled sweatshirts. For this one, I used 5 different sweatshirts for a tone-on-tone composition. Instead of tear away stabilizer, I used wash away to stabilize the seams when sewing, then tossed it into the washer on the handwash cycle to remove the stabilizer. To create the collaged "fabric," the seams were butted with a 3-step zigzag stitch and a 4-thread overlock stitch was used for the jacket construction. Decided to add some beads to highlight design details. On-seam side pockets were made with Bemberg rayon.The colors in this jacket remind me of coffee with cream and sugar. Hope you like it!
Pattern or design used: My own design - Gail Patrice Design The Counterpoints Jacket #1112 and Collage It! Template Set 2
Posted on May 9th, 2010 in sewing, design, garment construction, embellishments, reader's closet, sewing machine, Serger, beading, collage, Counterpoints Jacket, butted seams