Print, Pattern, Sew: December 2015 #1

Print, Pattern Sew: December 2015 by Jen Hewett. One-color block print on cotton lawn. Garment pattern is self-drafted.  Print, Pattern Sew: December 2015 by Jen Hewett. One-color block print on cotton lawn. Garment pattern is self-drafted.

Print, Pattern Sew: December 2015 by Jen Hewett. One-color block print on cotton lawn. Garment pattern is self-drafted.

December

One-color block print on cotton lawn.

Garment pattern: Self-drafted

Fabric: Robert Kaufman Cambridge Lawn

Ink: Permaset Aqua and Blick

This garment is a bit of a cheat, because I re-used a block from October, printing it in a slightly different direction, and then I sewed the fabric into the simplest garment – an unstructured, sleeveless blouse – possible. I figure I’m allowed one cheat; this project has been a very time- and labor-intensive one. In any case, I love the way this turned out and am wearing it right now.

I honestly didn’t think that I’d get all twelve garments done; I’ve been slammed since October, and making time for this project, on top of everything else I’ve been working on, has been tough. But I did it! I’ll share the final garment, as well as my thoughts on this project, in a few hours.

Oh, and Happy New Year! I wish you a 2016 filled with color and pattern and light.

  1. meguwat  | 

    I love the way this shirt is fitting on you. Will you be sharing the pattern?

    • Jen  | 

      No plans to start selling patterns – I already have enough on my plate!

  2. Gillian Pearman  | 

    I love your printed fabrics, where can I buy them please?

    • Jen  | 

      I don’t sell my yardage because of the time and labor involved in the hand printing process. I incorporate my printed fabric into different products, which are available for purchase in my Etsy shop.