Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oh How I Detest My Seam Ripper!

That little gadget and I spent over 4 hours together yesterday.   Why, you ask?   Well, my wearable quilt art and I were having an argument over the red ribbon and I was losing.   I had to remove yards and yards of it, straighten out some major puckers, and cut and cut and cut the ribbon to bend the way I wanted it to.

We seem to be having a better time together today.



My Koos jacket is coming along now.  I have the jacket all together, the lining sewn and now have to attach the two to make them one.   This will definitely take a bit of time to do.

Last year when I made a wearable jacket, I made it all out of cotton.  I had a judge tell me that perhaps I should use other fabric.  This is  Serenity:


For my Koos jacket, (which has no name yet) I used silk dupioni, thai silk and a braided ribbon.  
Hope to finish in the next two days, wish me luck!

11 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Cool, Jackie! I love the silk! Hope you slap that seam ripper into submission today! And the ribbon, too! I hate it when I have to rip and rip. I usually just end up throwing it away. Probably can't afford to do that with silk dupioni!

jlk said...

That looks so cool!

Mimi said...

Wow! I'm not much into quilted clothing but that jacket is beautiful - it's the beautiful colours... it must be something in real life.

Peg said...

Gorgeous! What a lot of talent!

Jen said...

Very beautiful jacket! I am so impressed. Hope you have better luck today ;)

Rolanda said...

The colours are amazing. Wow!

Caryl W said...

The jacket is awesome....such great colors...my favorites! Hope you have better luck today...ripping out is not good!

Donna S. said...

That is gorgeous!!

Snoodles said...

That jacket is looking awesome! I can't believe the judge said that...love the Serenity jacket, too. Hope you and the ribbon don't argue any more!

HollyM said...

That is just a gorgeous jacket!

Brooke said...

wow! The outcome so far - outstanding!