Gallery - #1009 Catch the Wave

Dalmatian Creation

Batik Wave

Two batik paintings and a collection of hand dyed fabrics were used to create this Catch the Wave jacket. The gecko batik painting was cut apart and re-assembled (the patterns main focus) in a wonderfully curving pieced fabric.

Woolen Wave!

Mixed Wools and UltraSuede Trim!

Sample Garment for: E-Z Knit Fabrics, 165 N. Main, Colville Washington 99114. Telephone 509-684-2644.

Hoffman Wave

Mixed Hoffman Batiks and Hand Dyes.

Sample Garment for: Heritage Designs, 4517 220 Trail, Amana Iowa 52203. Telephone 319-622-3887.

Catch a Primitive Wave

I had a wonderful time working on this sample; great fabrics, fun stamps and the perfect buttons! I used a gradation of earth toned fabrics, stamped it with primative stamps and closed it up with another great button from JJ Handworks Fimo Buttons made especially for this project.

Millennium Wave

To make this wonderful jacket Mary Jo Warstler from Goshen, Indiana, used Catch the Wave, and a collection of fabrics for the year 2000.

Bargello Wave

Joyce Brown of Turah, Montana, sent us this picture of her Bargello pieced jacket.

She mentioned that the separate side-front and side-back pieces make a great canvas for her piecework.

I think it's pretty stunning!

Batik Masks

Janet Hinners Gallagher created this version of Catch the Wave; the embroidery detail is fantastic!

"The fabric I used with the Batik panels is Kona Cotton purchased in bright colors and "dulled down" by overdying it with black or procion dye. (This gave it a mottled look, which is what I was going for. I used flannel for the inside batting.

I cut the pattern pieces out of the flannel first in a larger size that I planned to make up. Then I drew lines on it with a fabric marker so that I knew where I wanted to place the colors. I placed the Batiks first and then the other colors. Sometimes to get the lines right, I'd trace the lines to the back side and sew from there. After the pieces were sewn to the flannel, I applied bias tape with a double needle and then quilted them. I used a quilting stitch programmed into my Pfaff of 4 x .5mm followed by 1 x 2.5 mm, using monofiliment thread and a #7 top tension. This makes a really nice quilting look stitch.

After the quilting step, I cut out my pattern the correct size. I traced the outlines of the Batik masks, scanned them, and brought them into Pfaff's PCDesigner program and used the autotrace function. I used these patterns in some of the larger sections. This adds a nice surprise for those that look close.

I added four additional pockets. Two are inside breast pockets: One zippered for money and the other open and deep for maps/brochures. I also added two zippered pockets inside the existing front pockets for car keys and other things I don't want to lose. One thing I'd do differently would be to do the quilting before I added the bias tape as I would have been able to hide the wrinkles better that way."

UltraSuede Wave

Sheila Vargas of Rhode Island created this Wave. This jacket was made up of UltraSuede and tapestry with home decor trim and machine embroidery on the UltraSuede. Sheila teaches workshops at Blaine Sewing Center in Cranston, Rhode Island and also at the University of Rhode Island's Master Seamstress Program.