I have completed my mystery project which used the silk that used to be on my pillows.
This is a jacket I made from my Blue Ribbon Pattern 116 Slashed Jacket.
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:
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!