This summer I took a garment making workshop with the very talented Liz Spear. Liz is an experienced weaver and seamstress who has been producing handmade artwear for decades. I really liked her practical approach to balancing the demands of production with quality.
I wove 5yards of fabric using cotton and bamboo in record time of 7 days. The structure is a modified M&W with a simple treadling.
Since we could choose our own pattern, I selected on that had been in my stash for a while. I ALWAYS need to make pattern modifications for my small frame. And this princess seam vest was no exception. At the last minute (in class) I decided to shorten the length again. But it still looks a little oversize to me.
I may make another and adjust the width and length smaller. I do like the shaping added by the princess seams and they worked out fine with my handwoven.
The class was fantastic! I learned so much not only by doing my own garment but also by seeing what the other participants were doing.
Plus I upped my sewing skills by doing bias facing instead of lining.