Friday, February 15, 2013

Mystery Project Reveal!

I have completed my mystery project which used the silk that used to be on my pillows.

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This is a jacket I made from my Blue Ribbon Pattern 116 Slashed Jacket.

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This is a close up of one section of the jacket. You may be able to see the colors of some of the pillows I recycled into this jacket.

The base (or inner layer) of the jacket is black silk noil.

The outer layer is a soft rust dupioni silk.

The many layers between them are composed of the silk from the pillows and a collection of small pieces of dupioni silk I had.

In some places there are as many as 12 layers and in others just a few.

One of my goals in making this was to only use fabric I had on hand. I became reacquainted with my fabrics when I did my recent studio reorganization.

If you would like to see the various layers I created you can see them at this blog post:

http://quiltspluscolor.blogspot.com/2013/02/my-colorful-mystery-project.html

I really enjoyed creating this jacket. It has been a while since I created any wearable art, but I think there will be more in the not too distant future.

I am really going to enjoy wearing this jacket. When it is on a body it drapes so beautifully.

I hope you enjoy finding all the colors from the pillows as you work this puzzle! Click to Mix and Solve

6 comments:

Terri said...

I'll bet it feels luxurious while you wear it. It is gorgeous!
Hugs

Judy Ferguson said...

Oh, so much work. I have done this before and know how hard it is. But you got really beautiful results.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Your coat is drop-dead gorgeous. Lovely colors--so subtle with the old rose/pink. So elegant.
best, nadia

MulticoloredPieces said...

Your coat is drop-dead gorgeous. Lovely colors--so subtle with the old rose/pink. So elegant.
best, nadia

Mary Stori said...

Oh Kay....it sure is fun to see your slashed jacket pattern in use again!!

Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

Thanks Mary. All of my patterns are classics and can be used for so many different techniques. I have some heavy wool I am going to make this with - with pinked edges it should takeme a little over an hour as a long coat.