Gallery - #1030 Jakarta

Embroidered Swirls

For this Jakarta I used Black Cotton Twill. The band is black and white Kona Cotton with red accents and embroidered swirls from Cactus Punch's "Primitives" designs.

Embroidered swirls in Sulky 30wt. rayon. I pieced the band with randomly cut triangle shapes adding red accents wherever I liked!

I also made the two sides of the band different. I felt identical sides of the band would be monotonous.


Don't forget to stamp your lining! I used Black Hang Loose lining and stamped with opaque white "large curly cues".

Notice how the swirls tend to "fade out"?

This is accomplished by simply repeating the stamp until you run out of paint, then reload the stamp and go again!


Geometric Jakarta

The excellent staff at Baer Fabrics sent this yummy oatmeal color linen for their sample of the Jakarta Jacket.
They also included a high contrast piece of black linen. This gave me the inspiration for the geometric look.


Sharks Teeth peek out from the shoulder seams (one in front and the opposing shoulder in back).



Squares of black linen were sewn to the band and then frayed.
A Checker Board stamp was used in various areas of the band, and more Sharks Teeth peek out from the edge of the band (stamped on the jacket body).

The hang loose lining was stamped with large and small Twangles.

It's now a joke around here that I can't allow a garment to leave without a stamped lining.


Pieceful Blue Cats

For this Jakarta jacket I used a variety of blue cotton prints and solids. My focus piece was Indigo Kanji Cats.
The piecing techinique is a great one for beginners as there are no seams to match!

The random piecing is simple to do. It is built on simple pieces all the same width (3-½") and three lengths, (3-½", 5-½" and 7-½").

Cut some of each size block from all of your chosen fabrics (I used 1/4 yard of 9 different ones).

Lay them out in a random pattern, for best visual effect. You purposely don't want any seam to match.
Sew each vertical row together, then connect all the rows to form your fabric.

To bring the sleeves (made from dark mottled blue batik cotton) in balance with the weight of the pieced jacket,
I lined it with white broadcloth which I drew my random piecing pattern on to.

Then I placed navy pearl rayon in my bobbin and sewed "down under" creating a textured surface on the navy cotton.

Don't forget to stamp your lining!

I used Navy Hang Loose lining and stamped with a white/umber mix for the "cats".

The band was stamped with tiny cat paws, serenity cat, and masked off kanji block.

To get them to show up so well on the navy cotton, I mixed opaque white with a little blue paint.


Jakarta in Tapestry

For this outfit, I used fabric packets from JJ Handworks for the Jakarta Jacket.
Four different tapestry jacquards were used for the body of the jacket. Cotton prints make a lively accent color.

The band on Jakarta has some unusual detailing.
Here's a close up of the left side band and it's "notched" opening and "prairie point" details.

Don't forget to stamp your lining!

I used Camel color Hang Loose lining and stamped with "grapevine" and "mini stars".


Turtle Green Jakarta

For this unlined version I used Apple Green Cotton Twill. It is accented with cotton prints, batik cotton, tiny turtle buttons, stenciling and stamping.
I used "Kenya" to do all the stenciling. The back neck detail was added by stenciling one repeating design.

Tiny turtles march along the neck band.

The red triangle breaks up all the green and adds an unexpected dash of color!


Add some pocket detailing with this inquisitive turtle!

Linda Gunby Jakarta

"Ten years ago, when I moved to the Pacific Northwest, I fell in love with the button blankets and robes made by the Haida tribe.
While researching the designs, I discovered that the crests on them are handed down family lines and are awarded with great ceremony.

I'm not a Native American and so didn't feel it was appropriate for me to use any of the designs I saw.
It occurred to me I could incorporate something from my own Norwegian heritage, however, most of the photos and drawings were of war-like characters.
Linda Yantis of Chandler, AZ, created the wonderful designs adapted from Norwegian rosemaling.

The jacket body is made from wool melton and the appliqués are hand dyed wool felt. It's machine appliqués.
I just love it and feel special when I wear it. The jacket pattern lent itself beautifully to the design I had in mind and fits perfectly". -- Linda Gunby


Melodie Bankers Jakarta


For this Jakarta jacket Melodie used oriental print cottons for both the outer jacket and the lining. She completed her jacket during the Design & Sew Retreat 2002.

A coordinating cotton lining and a hidden pocket add a finishing touch!


Northwest Autumn Breezes

Congratulations to Heidi Lund for her 1st place win in the Sulky 2001 Professional Wearables category.
We are especially pleased she chose our Jakarta pattern for her entry!

This jacket is made of Kona Black Pimatex cotton that has been painted with Lumiere acrylics in metallic copper, gold, umber, silver and green.
The fabric has been heat set as well as machine washed and dried.

The entire jacket is embellished with over 7750 yards of Sulky Thread in some form or other.
Heidi specifically used lots of 30wt Rayon and 2 different Ultra twists for dimension.
There is a hint of Sulky Sliver running through the design to catches your eye.
The jacket pieces were stabilized with Sulky KK2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive, Totally Stable and Tear Easy.

If you look close at the embellishments, you will find Sulky Sliver in the hand carded wool and mohair felted leaves.

This jacket also features hand dyed silk ribbon, chenille, metallic fibers, ultra suede leaves and beads.
Sulky Solvy was used to create the 3-D metallic leaves that are embellished with Sulky black rayon and beads.

Heidi's jacket is lined with Hang Loose Anti-Static polyester which has been stamped with leaves.