Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tucks and Folds Jacket

I am very bad with my updates to this blog... sorry...  But I have done quite a bit sewing and teaching since the last post.  One of my projects is this jacket that I made for the 17th annual Myrtle Beach Quilt Gala, which was held on February 25th and 26th, 2011.  I was inspired by Jenny Rayment's books on fabric folding and after playing with different designs I created this jacket.  I used only two cotton fabrics to make it (+ cotton batiste for lining). 

I was shocked when I was told that this jacket won the first prize in the 'Wearables' category - wow!  Still can't believe it...   In addition to this prize, I also won the Blue Ribbon AND Best of Show for my version of "Jenny's Heritage" quilt in the 'Large Quilts' category!!  Pictures of the quilt are in my earlier posts.

Here is the picture of the back of the jacket:
And here is a close-up on the sleeve:

... and a close-up of the yoke: