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Monday, July 13, 2009

Tibetan Robe


Here is my newest project. I have had this pattern for years and never got around to making it. I love those Folkwear patterns. I got the Moroccan robe one and made lots of robes to wear at our art party. People love them. Now I want to try something a bit more complex. I have the fabrics chosen, but the burgundy is just a sample of what I want. I don't have enough of it and will get some tomorrow. The gold leaves are stamped on. The blue is a silk brocade I got in China when we were there a few years ago. On my monitor it's hard to see the dark brown piece on the left but it will be the plain strips in the picture. I sandwiched and quilted it this morning. The pink is the lining. I have sewn the lining together and can see that the whole thing will be very nice to assemble once I get the rest of the fabric and get it stamped and quilted. I will be looking for some interesting way to fasten it in the front.
Now, where can I get some of those neat Tibetan boots? Maybe I'll have to go to Tibet soon.

8 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

oooh! I can't wait to see the finished product! Those patterns always look so interesting (but I've never made one...)

Dolores said...

I can't wait to see the completed robe. I'm sure there are free tutorials on how to make frogs for closures. Can't help you with the boots.

carmel said...

i can't wait to get mine in the mail!!

Janet said...

I have a three folkwear patterns that I haven't made the time to make. They are still percolating in the back of my mind. After I see yours done, maybe I'll get inspired to get busy.

Chocolate Cat said...

This is going to be beautiful, can't wait to see the progress and what a great excuse for a trip to Tibet!!!

Chris said...

Those colors/fabrics are glorious together. This is going to be a beautiful project!

verobirdie said...

Oh, oh, I can't wait to see the result, and I run to the site, oh my, it is soooo inspiring!
Thanks for the tip!

arlee said...

Oh my, after seeing your later posts, you have certainly done justice to this design!
This was the first Folkwear and first art to wear pattern i ever saw, and the first i used waaaay back in 84---still have that finished one and treasure it.
Truly a timeless piece!