Many years ago I took a class in damask and learned about satins and I focused on warp face and weft face and color. I don’t know why I thought I needed 11 yards, but I made the warp that long. I would say it was about 15” wide. The warp was blue and grey out of 20/2 pearl cotton. The threading was 2 blocks and then I played with how colors mixed and looked next to each other. I still have a large stash of a lot of colors and shades of sewing thread which I used for wefts.
Since I was playing, sometimes the “right side” was on top and sometimes the “wrong side”. Of course there was no repeat!
When I showed it to my students one day Antione Alexander said he could make a coat out of it. The next week he had a muslin and the next week the completed coat! WOW! Later I had a seamstress put in interfacing and a lining. I wore it to the symphony a few weeks ago and have gotten nice compliments every time I wear it. I really feel I lucked out! I think he did a great job.
8 thoughts on “My Sampler Turned into a Coat!”
Pretty amazing. It’s gorgeous. Yes, you did luck out.
Your coat is beautiful. great job on construction
Beautiful Peggy, I love the effects you can get with damask and Wow what a sampler you are so enthusistic.
Absolutely beautiful! Gorgeous colors for summer, too.
Looks great on you & you look fabulous in it.
Beautiful Peggy. Good for you.
OH, Wow! OH, Wow! This is just beautiful!
Stunning. . .you’ve reignited my interest in doing satin weave. Thank you!