Sewing lesson with the young man was way fun for me. I haven't had a sewing student in so long - that was a joy. Tiring for both of us over an 8-hour day. On my feet for a lot of that, either helping him cut/mark or looking over his shoulder at the machine. Slept like a log last night.
I knew it would take many hours to construct a truly finished garment even if it was a vest only, especially since there was much design work following the construction, too. Thankfully, he was prepared for me to say that, and pretty much blocked out his whole day. To his credit, he did some of the work while my grandchildren were underfoot, and also had to go throw a ball outdoors a while, but kept a smile. We took photos to document, per instructions of professor, who is skeptical about students really sewing their own garments.
His design is a humorous take on a vest covering a shirt like bones cover internal organs. We think it would work for a costume, too.
Vest appliques are embroidery he created with the machines at college out of metallic white thread onto black felt.
Teeshirt applique is also computer generated at school - a funny cartoon-ish sketch he drew, that we ironed on here.
I believe I'm most proud of something that wouldn't photograph in all black - French seams on inside of vest keep the denim from even a single thread of fraying showing, inside or out. (Vest will be held open to view the "Organs" image when he proves he can wear it - everyone has to model their own, or have a model present.) I began to realize this was important, when we washed the denim - the cut edges frayed badly.
pinning the darts
"Bones" design vest from rear
"Bones" design vest and "Organs" design teeshirt from front
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