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Bargello Jacket

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Romantic, Classic, Whimsical, Formal / Bridal
Pam Sews on

What materials did you use? silks, French picot fusible, Steam-A-Seam II

Pam Sews on

gorgeous! I want one too

09/13/2013 Flag

how do i find your snowflake patterns?

09/13/2013 Flag

Look at my Projects and you'll see a closeup of the jacket - instructions are actually included in my "ww Japanese Knot Bags" pattern on how to make the snowflakes. There isn't a pattern for the individual snowflakes: remember when you were in school and you folded a square of paper in half, then folded in half to make a square again, then folded...keeping the center of the square at one end of each fold? Then you snipped bits out along the folds and and when you unfolded it... snowflake? That's the process. That way, each snowflake is different - just like in nature. Only don't worry that yours is 8 sided instead of 6 :-)

09/20/2013 Flag

Hi, I want to make the jacket, but I've never done bargellow, that's why I wanted to know what u did. I bought some silk. Fat quarters this week. I'm getting ready. Did you use wool, cotton or poly to "fill" jacket? Lol! I know how to make a snowflakes. I don't know why I asked that....senior moment?

09/27/2013 Flag

I like you so much. I don't know what happened to my original comments with the project - I don't see them now. I recommend you "practice" bargello on a simple square first, like a pillow front or something. Go to YouTube and search for "strip set" and then "flip and stitch". These are the techniques you use. You sew your different color silk bands together and like a rainbow, then you cut strips of this "strip set" so you have a long ribbon which includes each color. The strips are staggered before resewing. You can see the vertical strips in the jacket. I sew the strips together by "stitch 'n flip"...that way they are stabilized as well as quilted AND lined all in one step. Then I finish the project. Good luck! (oh, since mine was silk I used silk batting...but usually I use a 80/20 batting of cotton/poly). Have fun!

10/04/2013 Flag

You do not have to use any batting at all. But I recommend that you stabilize the silk with what is called a French Fusible, a soft and flexible, lightweight knit fusible. Did you ever make your jacket?

04/08/2015 Flag