Follow on BlogLovin

threadWEAR 301 Logo

threadWEAR 301

TV Time Vest

PearlVest-OrganicACWEB

Once a month, a group of like-minded women get together to share their artistic works and listen to a program. The June program was all about the Alabama Chanin experience, and many examples of incredible work, a la Chanin, were shown.

Barbara was wearing a Pearl Jacket that she had made in Alabama Chanin's black organic knit, and she had stitched it all by hand with the seams on the outside. I loved it!

I came home and decided to literally copy her, but I got a little sidetracked and decided to use her technique to make a Pearl Vest (the jacket without the sleeves, as simple as that).

So here's the deal. I love sports of all kinds and the NBA playoffs are going on, so I want to watch every game that I can. That requires being in the TV room rather than my sewing room. But who can just sit and watch TV without a little something else going on? Hand stitching a Pearl Vest was the answer. My favorite team, the Oklahoma Thunder, won their game 7 of the series just as I put the last stitch on this vest.

I used two layers of organic knit, Dark Grey over Gold. I cut out the grey pieces first, then placed them on top of the gold yardage, using the grey pieces as the patterns to cut out the gold sections. After smoothing the two cut pieces together, I hand basted the pieces together along the 5/8" seam allowances using Silk Basting Thread. (Game 1)

Continue reading

Everything's Coming Up Orchid

stella-purplesilkWEB

Stella Top in silk crepe

According to the Pantone Color Institute, we are going to be craving a flowery pinky-purple color in the coming year. After tavelling the world analyzing everything from cultural influences to fashion runways, Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the Color of the Year. Add a vase or towels as your interior accents, and think about wearing this joyful and energetic color.

Continue reading

Linen Gauze

EurekaTop-AquaGauzeWEB

Linen Gauze is our favorite go-to fabric right now! We've created everything from tops to jackets. My favorite? The Eureka Top in Aquamarine Linen Gauze. The perfect design for July in Kansas.

Continue reading

Summer Vests

LibertyVest-GreyLinenWEB

On a recent trip to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Melissa Greene showed me two linen vests that she had made using both the Liberty Shirt and the Tosca Dress patterns as starting points. I was so intrigued, that I just knew that I had to make some summer vests incorporating that concept.

Continue reading

Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2013

Pearl-NeutralLinenWEB
Pearl-StripeCottonWEB
Pearl-StripeKnitWEB
eShrug-MotherDaughterPuyallupWEB
Opal-GreenBoucleWEB
WestEnd-BoucleLindaPuyallupWEB
Zigzag-PurplePuyallupWEB
LibertyTunic-PrintMixPuyallupWEB
Puyallup2013-GroupPhoto

 

  Top: Pearl Jacket in Linen Gauze

Middle:Pearl Jacket in Cotton Plaid

Bottom: Pearl Jacket in Stripe Knit

 

Continue reading

Subscribe Now!

Make sure you don’t miss a thing. Complete the simple form below and click “Sign Up” to subscribe to our blog.

Fabric Care

Click here to review details for caring for your fabric.