Friday, February 13, 2009

Shibori Jacket



I have just (finally) finished my Shibori velvet jacket. I dyed the silk/viscose velved using shibori stitching and tying and synthetic indigo about a year ago, as part of my Creative Computing City & Guilds course. I also dyed some silk habutai for lining in the same vat, using a twist resist method.

I used Vogue 1328 (discontinued), an Issey Miyake pattern, to make this unstructured jacket. I have used this pattern twice in the past, and am very happy with the way it drapes and is comfortable to wear.

Here are some pictures of the shibori patterning and of the lining.