Tara’s Dress

I spent a wonderful morning with Tara and her mom Eve. Tara had purchased one of the pink pre-wound warps and wove the whole thing – 12 metres of it – washed it and brought it back to sew into a dress. She had seen a picture in the Saori Photo Report book that she wanted to try.

We had to decide whether it would be a dress or a tunic – or a bit of both. It’s long enough to be a dress, but could also be worn as a tunic.

Basically, it’s two long pieces sewn together at the shoulders…

The front and the back are quite different – and it can be worn either way…

We sewed in a side panel for a bit more room – using 1/2 of the width of the fabric and it was too wide. Eve had the great idea to fold it in half again and just sew it down, leaving the bottom the full width as a ‘kick pleat’ for extra room for walking, sitting, etc.

Everyone was pleased with how it turned out.

Now Tara has another 6 or 7 metres of fabric to make something with – or to sell.

It’s always interesting to see how things come together when sewing Saori-style. Each piece of fabric, each garment is different!

Happy Weaving,

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10 replies
  1. Dawn
    Dawn says:

    From yarn to a wearable fashion. . .
    Imagine making your own beautiful cloth, deciding from a picture what you want the dress to look like, then sewing it up and being able to wear it! I’m so impressed. You and your mom and Terri must be so proud – What an accomplishment, Tara!!

  2. Anik
    Anik says:

    Beautiful weaving, Tara and a wonderful way of sewing it together! I really like the versatility of your piece – a dress/tunic that can be worn front to back or back to front with pleats on the side, magnificent!

  3. Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    What beautiful weaving!! The Weaver and the Dressmaker are shining with Love!!!! Thank you for sharing your gifts!!! 🙂 Carolyn

  4. terri
    terri says:

    Tara did such a beautiful weaving and had the idea for a dress that she saw in a photo. We had fun putting it together.

    Happy Weaving,

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