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Summer Sewing Challenge - Express Yourself in Linen

Raglan Jacket and Scalloped Skirt in Linen

front of outfit - sorry it's sideways, where it's saved on my computer the orientation is normal, but it won't download that way

This was my first time working with linen, and I loved it!  The tailored summer jacket is adapted from Vogue 8319.  It has a standup collar and flared raglan sleeves.  I added a full lining and bound buttonholes.  To give the linen necessary structure while keeping it’s soft hand, I underlined the whole garment in cotton muslin.

The “cloud” skirt is my own design.  The knee-length A-line skirt has a yoke waistband, with 2 layers of scalloped navy linen.  The scalloping was done by embroidering the cut edge.  The lining of the skirt extends to a band of white linen peeking through at the bottom to set off the cutwork.

The whole outfit is cool and fresh for summer.  With the underlining, creasing on the jacket isn’t a problem, and the stand-up collar keeps things open and breezy.  Even though it is in 3 layers, the lightness of the linen gives the skirt a lot of bounce and movement.  Although this was my first all-linen project, it won’t be my last.  Thanks for the idea, Threads!

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  1. sewsuz | | #1

    I really like the plaid linen of the jacket, very subtle. The vogue pattern neckline/collar is way cool.

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    kellyhogaboom | | #2

    Did you hand-embroider the cut edge? It looks flawless!

    That white and blue linen fabric is wonderful. I agree that this Threads contest has been wonderfully inspiring.

    Great work!

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