For a Jacket, Vest or Wall Hanging
>Fabric requirements: silk or rayon preferred; cotton, light weight linen
>4-6 layers of silk/rayon or 3-4 layers of cotton/linen
>Yardage- based on your back length measurement X2 (sleeves are optional)
>Fabric Layers-enough yardage for each layer! Be generous, fabric will shrink in wash/drying! NOTE: only the bottom 2 layers and the top layer need to be one piece of fabric! The "Interior" layers can be pieces of two or more fabrics. Several layers are needed in order to get a nice "bloom." A mix of fiber in the same jacket is fine.
>Suggested fabrics- thrift shop finds, such as silk/rayon dresses or blouses, drapes (most silk scarves will be too soft to bloom well); old rayon tablecloths (consider dyeing them first); hand-dyed fabrics- a way to use up some of your stash! kimono, especially those with damage, as it won't show in the layers.
>Designing the layers- Best if the bottom layer and 1st cut layer (pieced?) are from the same fabric. Mid-layers can be junk fabric if colors are compatible. The top layer should be a suitable color.
>Supplies: yard stick, fabric marker, tons of pins, sharp fabric scissors, sewing machine, extension cord, thread, paper towels.
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