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Another woven Gypsy Jacket done

I decided it was time to finish weaving the pieces for the new Saori style Gypsy jacket and get stitching them together.

So… I pulled the plug out and got to work.

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Which pleased Ms Kitty enormously.

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I like to do most of the stitching by hand, but do re-enforce the back neck edge with machine stitching, as it takes the lion’s share of the weight of the jacket.

After 2 days of stitching away on the jacket, I thought… oh oh… what if I don’t like the jacket…. or what if it doesn’t fit?

I assumed that since the first woven jacket fits just fine, that this one would, too…. and then had the ‘yikes’ about it….

It fits the furgrandkid beautifully, with a little room to spare…

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At first  I thought that the new jacket was a little shorter than I wanted it to be…. but, my husband disagrees…. he thinks it’s just the right length.

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If I do decide to add more length to the hem, it’s easily done. Just weave up a band, and stitch it on.

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Alright… this jacket is done… now back to work on the new book! 🙂

The pattern for this jacket is based on pattern # 51 in the Saori pattern book – available from your favorite Saori weaving studio.

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