Gallery - #1035 Contemporary Classic

Stamped and Beaded


For this Contemporary Classic jacket I used a tapestry jacquard for the body of the jacket. The center panels only were stamped with the Sewing In Circles quilt stamp and then further embellished with beads.

Golden seed beads were added to the "dots" of the stamped image. What an easy way to bead!
Of course the perfect buttons were Small Dome Beads complete with hidden beads in the resin button.
Of course no garment is complete without a coordinating stamped lining.

I used Mushroom hang loose lining stamped with Lois Ericson's Geo Circle and Sticks images.


Jungle Songs


I used black rayon jacquard for the body of the jacket. The center panels only were pieced with Laurel Burch's Jungle Songs fabrics and coordinating Kona cottons.

Of course no garment is complete without a coordinating stamped lining.

I used Lapis hang loose lining stamped with Paw Print images.


Crazy Strip piecing from the patterns instruction booklet.
I loved using the Small Dome Swirls resin buttons.
I reserved a few snakes from one of the prints to appliqué on the sleeves.

Notes to Myself

I used a tapestry jacquard for the body of the jacket. The center panels were first stamped with Notes To Myself from the Lois Ericson Collection,
hen embroidered with the same image.


Embroidered images were added on top of the stamped center panels.

By using shades of the same green of the fabric in both my stamping and embroidery I achieved a very nice tone-on-tone effect jacket.

The Toluca Moss buttons were perfect for this monochromatic jacket.

While the stamped areas were kept linear, (as in written pages) the embroidered elements were scattered about randomly.


Of course no garment is complete without a coordinating stamped lining. I used Loden hang loose lining stamped with Notes To Myself images.


Island Batik

For this Contemporary Classic jacket coordinating batik cottons sent to us from Island Batik. This will be one of their in house samples.

To make the lightweight cotton suitable for a jacket, the pieces were completely fused with Armo Weft interfacing. This makes the jacket have body and weight.


Detail of jacket front. Red batik cotton was added in the seam and was also used as the facings to create a faux piping. Ikebana Red buttons are the perfect accompaniment!

No garment is complete without a coordinating stamped lining. I used Plumwood hang loose lining stamped with Grapevine images in Copper Lumiere.




Reverse Appliqué

I used a tapestry jacquard for the body of the jacket. The center panels only were embellished with Russet Mosaic batik cotton in a reverse appliqué effect.


Using the natural weave of the tapestry jacquard, I applied a cotton batik in reverse appliqué (fabric to be appliquéd is position from the back and the front cut away).

Of course no garment is complete without a coordinating stamped lining. I used Rust hang loose lining stamped with Retro Swirl Triangle images.