Sunday, December 22, 2019

Island Batik 3-D Project 2

Hi.  I was asked to make a jacket for a friend.  She requested something flowing and showed me a photo of something similar to what she wanted, but not in the colors she needed.  I suggested Island Batik Rayon, which has a gorgeous drape and would work well in the design style she chose, and suggested she look at Island Batik's website to pick a color.  She picked Raspberry Fusion, which was a design from 2018, and is now currently in stores (including mine).  I've gotten samples and scarves from the Rayon collection, and just love the drape and the silky hand of the fabric.  The colors are gorgeous, too.  So, when it became available to ship, I purchased a bolt.  

She picked Vogue pattern 1505.  
Although this pattern calls for 60" wide fabric for View B, the person who is going to wear the jacket is petite, so I was able to adjust the length to just fit on the 45" wide fabric.  I think it came out so pretty.  

I paired it with some lightweight fusible interfacing for the bands, and Aurifil 50wt in 2452, Dusty Rose.  I have quite the variety of Aurifil colors, and am so glad I do, because I always find a color to match the project.  

Okay, the photos don't show it as 3-D, with someone wearing it, but I did try it on and look in the mirror.  It's beautiful, and I'm happy with it, so I hope they are, too.  I did try to get a photo of me trying in the mirror, but it would not come out good (okay, the bins for holiday decorating also showed, and I didn't want to advertise that I still had so much to do! lol) 

If you haven't tried sewing a garment with Island Batik rayon, I suggest you do.  It would make a gorgeous flowing top or skirt, or jacket like this.  It's cool to the touch, so won't be too hot in most situations, and will add a gorgeous touch to your outfit.  I do recommend a new, good, sharp needle, Aurifil thread, and lots of pins or hand basting.  It has a tendency to shift a little, so you really need to take your time when sewing it.  The rolled hem was perfect for it, though.  I used my Babylock Imagine serger to finish the edge first, just the regular stitch, and then turned it up to encase that stitching, and used the rolled hem foot, without putting it into the roller, to make a nice top-stitched hem on my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 850.  I've used the serger trick on most of the things I need to do a rolled hem on, and it makes it so easy.  This jacket is being mailed to the recipient, so I hope it arrives in time to be under the tree.  

Thanks so much for visiting!  I'm working on a quilt with the new Island Batik Solids, so I'll blog about that, soon.  In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying holiday traditions.  I need to bake some cookies, one of my favorite traditions.  Enjoy! 


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Kathleen said...

I love this! I keep wanting to do one on the 2 yds of rayon I have and just haven’t. Maybe it will be one of my ufos as I catch my breath this year.

Sally said...

what a great project Maryellen! I was playing with my rayon batik today and I think it will be a scarf!