Weaving a jacket

Rapuzel’s Winter Blues
is the second jacket in an ongoing series connected to fairy tales

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The Inspiration
Taking Michelle Moenssen’s workshop “Making a Jacket from Handwoven Fabric” was the push that got me going to ‘combat the winter blues’ with this project.  Then seeing the 8 yrds!! of warp stretched out across the floor as I wound it onto the loom… I kept thinking ‘Rapunzel… Rapunzel…. let down thy hair’ .

What I enjoy about creating this piece
~~Seeing how the colors of the variegated warp blended/shifted
~~This is the first time I have ever made a fitted/tailored jacket!!
~~Working with Michelle was a fabulous experience – I learned so much!

Fabric Broken Twill Pattern
Warp = 8 yrds – 23” wide – 32epi
10/2 variegated cotton
8/2 solid color tencel

Weft = 10/2 variegated cotton – 17ppi

Jacket Pattern Kwik Sew 3531
Lining/Closure Fully Lined with Silk Habotai and button closure


  1. This is absolutely beautiful! Has it sold or do I still have a chance to buy it?

  2. […] Weaving a jacket […]

  3. You are amazing!!

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