Thursday, January 22, 2009

Revival of a blue linnen jacket

Out for an adventure! This blue linnen jacket will always get vertical creases down the front and horizontal ones on the back when worn. After half an hour wearing, it looks like pulled from an old clothes collection.
Possible solution: I'll try to fuse some of this old African indigo onto it and quilt it. I'll let it stand half the way down like a shawl. Not the full width, this is just to show the beauty of the cloth my mother gave me when I was about twenty. I sewed an awful blouse, my work then was trial and error method, mostly error.

It is a "spoil it or save it".

With two cotton patches after fusing. I'll treat the sleeve cuffs in the same way, just have to get more Wonder Under, I used it up to the last scrap.

8 comments:

Alba Trosse said...

Hi Eva...super Idee...hab diverse solcher Leinen"fälle" im Kleiderschrank...ob ich das Thema mal von dir übernehme? Ciao - Alba

ger said...

Find´ich gut: ein Nähstück am Leibe herumtragen können, ohne gleich ein ganzes Kleidungsstück nähen zu müssen...

jude said...

hey, a good solution, i have already decided to mend and or make my own clothes this year.....nothing like linen even if it does wrinkle....is wonder under stiff at all?

Eva said...

A bit, but still quiltable without pain.

Rayna said...

Eva - I am so glad to be back (albeit intermittently) on line and able to get to your blog. I have missed reading it. Your Joseph website is beautiful. Off to catch up on your other posts. I have missed you.

Judy said...

what a great piece of indigo! I love the idea of salvaging both the jacket and the beautiful fabric.

xo

ArtSparker said...

Lovely, the word sometimes used in English for using old things to make new is "cannibalizing", I thought you might be amused by that. It also has a bit of extra warmth , which is nice in winter.

That hat is gorgeous. and you look wonderful in it.

Eva said...

Great. The jacket ate the African cloth, I guess :-))