Leaf Painted Samurai
The facings were also done in the cotton print and allowed to peek out like a piping.
Leaf Buttons are from JJ Handworks
|The November 2003 Issue Sew News magazine has an article I wrote on Leaf Painting. In addition to the table runner and napkins in the article I constructed the Samurai Shirt & Trousers to coordinate with the Fall theme accessories.|
I used Ivory Jacquard Rayon for the body of the shirt and trimmed it out with Multi Leaves - Earth cotton print; 5 colors of metallic textile paints: Russet, Copper, Gold, Olive and Bronze.
Primrose Gradations Samurai
We teamed this luscious fall toned fabric with Diane Ericson/ReVisions Stencils "Fall Leaves" and closed it up with a new button from JJ Handworks Fimo Buttons made especially for this project.
Pat Thomas from Raleigh, North Carolina, sent us these wonderful pictures of her rendition of the Samurai Shirt & Trousers. The detailed sashiko stitching in the pieced navy band is done in red and gold and bordered by a gold ribbon with red accents. Thanks Pat!
Joyce Giosso's Samurai
Issue #80 of Threads magazine has Marcy Tilton's Fall Pattern Review. Joyce Giosso of Hayward, California, constructed the Samurai Shirt & Trousers for the review. Fabrics with a very sashiko-like flavor were used.
Lee Anne's Samurai Shirt
This wonderful moons and stars batik rayon made a fun Samurai Shirt. Along the edges a did a simple decorative stitch with Madeira Variegated Metallic thread. Swirler buttons act as the perfect closure. Make your own with our beautiful batik rayon!