Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sleeveless Nuno 'Dryer Felt' Jacket- Part 5 of 5

The neckline and 'rose detail' in close-up...




...and on my daughter, L.
 
Because the felt was designed to be reversible...

...the collar was easily made with a single fold.


 
A view from the side...

 
...and, full-length, from the front.



Here's the 'kick pleat' in back...

 
...and a better view of the collar and 'rose'. :)

 
I think the colors rather suit her...don't you?!? :)



While shaping the collar of the jacket...

...I fashioned one dangling piece into a 'rose-like' accent.


The burgundy-colored felt provides additional coverage...

...and its bold color lends visual interest.


A small triangle, inserted into the back as a kick pleat...


...brings the darker color to the back side of the jacket, as well.


I'm not exactly sure how utilitarian a garment like this will be...


...but I think it might be nice to wear over a long-sleeved knit top and jeans...


...once the cool winds start blowing again!

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16 comments:

Светлана said...

what a beautiful and warm jacket! so much work has been done, wonderful!

Grazyna said...

GENIALE!

Voie de Vie said...

That is stunning! Talk about wearable art ...

Kathryn Ray said...

Beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

I think I missed something... Did you sew the ancillary piece of felt to the original, cut arm holes, and then fold over the collar? Or did you sew more seams than that?

It looks great. Aren't you glad you didn't have to roll all of that wool?

Terrie said...

Gorgeous coat. The collar and the rose close are eye catching. Very "technical" to make. Love them.

Rachel said...

Well, it looks good on her, so I'm sure she'll find ways to wear it, and things to wear under it!

Kelly said...

This is fantastic!! I would wear it on the two cold days we get here ;)

It looks like it draped nice from the picture too.

Vivian said...

How lucky of you to have a daughter mannequin :-) The jacket looks divine, and I agree it would look very nice to layer over a nice top for the fall.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks for all of the lovely comments!
Elizabeth--Just as you said...the extra piece is only sewn to one front edge (and the kick pleat in back)....and arm holes cut into the original (larger) felt piece.
...and yes, I'm happy to use the 'dryer felt' method for large pieces like this!! :)
Vivian--So lucky to have her!! Thank-you.

FeltersJourney said...

Beautiful and unique! I'm sure your daughter loves this!
x

Sandie Knapp said...

OMG! You never cease to amaze me. What a wonderful garment, and it looks magnificent! Totally lovely, and what a great fit too. :)

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--I will know whether she does when the weather cools off a bit and she wears it (or not!) :)

Heather Woollove said...

Sandie--Thanks so much! XO-

Het Wolbeest said...

Dear Heather, it's absolutely stunning! Love, Alexandra

Heather Woollove said...

Alexandra--Thank you so much!! XO-