I spent a good chunk of this morning drafts and sewing patterns – first modifying the Handwoven.net drafts to make them weavable, then printing them out and looking at them side by side with the patterns I was considering.
Here are the four that stood out to me:
For the contrast sleeves and cuffs in the first two, I will probably just use the opposite side of the fabric. Alternately, I could dye the fabric a different color for the contrast, but I think that might be too much contrast.
Here is a nice loose-fitting tunic:
And here is another jacket:
Here I would probably use a black and white fabric for the main body, and dye the contrast collar pieces blazing red.
I’m still mulling over these choices; in particular, the two jackets may get axed as being complicated and requiring professional cleaning. Since this is to be office wear, and I loathe going to the dry cleaners, home washable is good.
Off to work! I’m going to take my design options with me, and contemplate them at lunch.