I think I was a bit overwhelmed with the abundance of materials to work with, and my desire (and my commissioner's hope) to include a little bit of each material in the stole. I cut a strip from each tie or fabric length a week ago, and left them all ready to go...
Finally, yesterday was the day to get started. This stole is a deacon's stole which comes across the chest from one shoulder and hangs down at the side. I started by cutting a piece of foundation fabric (unbleached cotton) wide enough for the two pieces that will hang at the side.
So, a good day's work! Now to finish the piecing...
|Strips laid over the ironing board with the samples on the wall behind.|
|The piecing has begun.|
|Detail of the piecing at the sewing machine.|
|Adding foundation fabric for the two pieces that will go over the shoulder.|
|Extending the piecing into the shoulder pieces.|
|One of the wonderful fabrics received in the box--both sides are useful.|
|Piecing is still in progress, but the foundation has been cut apart--it was getting too cumbersome as one piece.|