For our tenth project in Series 10 Sew Confident!, we are using the London Shirt pattern to make a Japanese boro-inspired jacket.
Boro is a class of Japanese textiles that have been mended or patched together. The term 'boro' typically refers to cotton, linen and hemp materials, mostly hand woven by peasant farmers, that have been stitched or re-woven together to create an often many-layered material used for warm, practical clothing.
We are using a base fabric of printed linen with machine sewn raw-edge patches of linen gauze in an arrangement of blocks over which sashiko (a running stitch) stitching is applied.
The London Shirt is a loose-fitting garment with diagonal-to-the-front side seams forming open side vents, a swing back, and a stand up or fold down collar. It has dropped shoulders with three-quarter length sleeves and folded cuffs. Seven buttons are used for closures.
What you will learn in the class:
You can sign up anytime throughout the year and will still get access to all of the lists, links, and videos.
10/1/21: Participants will receive a materials list including optional limited edition kits for the London Jacket project.
10/22/21: Participants will receive a link to a pre-recorded sewing lesson.
10/28/21: Participants can join Linda for a live Zoom Q&A session! If you can't join the live session, no worries - we will send out a link to the recorded Q&A for you to view.
Please be sure you are signed in to your Sewing Workshop account before purchasing, your class information will be available in your account files and a course page link. When you purchase the course, you will receive account files and be sent an email with details on how to access the workshop.
Purchase a Boro-Inspired London Jacket kit for this month's project HERE.