Today I woke up early and started working on woven version of the square neck top made for knits by the Friday Pattern Co. I made my adjustments to the pattern. I looked over my stash to see what I wanted to use.
With no clear plan, I cut out the front and back in a lightweight denim. I was sure I needed to really make the surface interesting and colorful and break up my solid garments. I layed the pieces out and started playing with scraps, strips, etc…and as I worked, this design evolved. I was liking the strips and selvages and started weaving some diagonals through my verticals.
I finished by adding the middle strip of contrasting red orange. Then, I pinned it down and appliqued the whole thing to the back, then the front. I left raw edges exposed and a sewed with a contrasting thread.
When that was done, I sewed the top together, added the facing, hemmed it up. I kept the hems and neckline clean to balance all the rough edges. Right now it’s still a bit shocking to me, as many my creations first seem so foreign to me. Where did this come from? It came through me. I did it.