Jackets from the Tentmakers
I like plain fabrics on backs as they show the drawing of the quilting process.
I collected two jackets from the tentmakers. I ordered these ages ago and handed over the fabrics - the plain colours all from Australia, and the background for the cream one from Syria.
Neither is exactly what I had in mind. I worried about the blue as I saw it in the 'sewing on pattern shapes' stage and felt that the single drifting lotus pieces were very like extraordinarily large polka dots from a distance. Iwas not sure that large polka dots were a look I wanted. Made up it is better though, especially with the Syrian fabric lining.
The cream was supposed to have only a V of work at the top and on the back and perhaps down the sleeves a little. I drew this up and explained it, with translation. Three months later all this was obviously forgotten as it is covered in work. However - I love the design work. Faced with the glowing delight on the face of the old man who laboriously stitched it when I put it on and swirled in front of a mirror - I could not possibly have disappointed him with a negative comment of any kind. It is a bit worrying that there are many obvious pencil marks on the back where the design drifted a bit from its intended origins. I will try a pencil eraser - cross your fingers for me!
So - these are definite eye candy. This blue is a shortish jacket that I saw as quite casual - a bit more dressy with black pants, but alright too with jeans. Sorry about the bad focus - better ones will be done when I have time. I shot these not realising how blurred they were.
And the cream one - longer and more evening-ish.