Today I was asked how long it takes to do a jacket and when would the winning entry be finished .
Well how long is long or short for that matter,the process is slow at times but when one considers I start the brief with 4-6 colours and a set of measurements there is no wonder.
1ST I try to find out a little bit regarding the winner and there taste in clothes etc .I then make fabric design followed by jacket design.
The fabric design has to be sketched and re-sketched screens made and then all the colours prepared and the silk prepared and then the screen printing happens.
Then the felting happens around the resist which has been made from the enlarged pattern.
Then the final fitting and trims etc and then the embroidery.
So how long is long –well it is finished today and tomorrow will be posted to the winner Fabienne ,lets hope she like sit and it fits —always a risk.
When the final stitch is in and the last image taken and it is packed and ready for posting it is a sad but happy moment,bye La Tulipe I hope you keep Fabienne warm this winter.