|Quilted Bargello Fabric Choices|
|Bottom sketch of the two.|
The first sketch on this note is the pattern style I went to the store to find. A blouse or jacket with fabric gathered across the waist. The second sketch is a jacket that I have been thinking about making for a while. A quilted bargello style jacket with an asymmetrical stripe pattern. When I went into the store I found the blouse pattern and the fabric for the jacket. I decided to wait to purchase the pattern, but the jacket fabric was on sale.
When I estimated the yardage I figured I would need 2.5 yards for the lining and a total of 2.5 yards for the pieced strips. This was just a guess and turned out to be fairly accurate, however, if I sew it again I would purchase more of the lightest white and more of the darkest black, because I had to return to the store to get enough to complete the jacket bias edges. I completely forgot to include that in the original purchase.(which is part of why I am finishing this even later than I thought I would.) It turned out I had more than I needed for the lining, which proved to be very useful in the bargello strips. I also did not include any extra for the seams in the piecing.
|First set of strips pieced together. I made three pieces like this.|
|Nearly completed jacket, still working on finishing the edges.|