White China Coat
Photo #1 I started with white silk duponi, cut into 4" strips 6 of the strips were app 3 yards long, the two in the center back are only half of that. I used a fusible light weight interfaceing on the silk strips then randomly embroidered oriental motifs on the strips using gold metallic thread. I then timmed the strips to 3",serged the lining and silk together I then treated them as a quilt, with a back lining and a fold over binding. Photo #2 is the sleeve which was emblished with dectorative stiches. I joined the strips using a spanish hem foot with a gold metallic cord in the center. Photo #3 is the back of the jacket the collar is attached by using zig-zag dots,Photo #4 is the jacket front. Photo #5 is the jacket closed with a obi belt . The lining of the srtips is the same fabrics I used as the binding on the srips cut in random lengths it actually can be worn reversed, but I love the silk and metallic thread. I enjoyed the project so much I made a short jacket in black silk for the holidays and enjoyed all the compliments.
Pattern or design used: My own design
Posted on Jan 10th, 2012 in design, garment construction, embellishments, embroidery, reader's closet, sewing machine, sergers, embroidery machines