As a long-arm quilter and seamstress, I often try to find ways to “up my game”. This time, I combined both loves to create a Quilted Gown and Doublet for the faire that was a great success.
This will be a bit longer post than normal, but the subject is worth the time. I have never heard of someone quilting plain fabric and then creating this type of garment.
Below I outline how this concept was conceived and executed. I hope you like it!
Putting it all Together
Feathers it is!
The first part of this experiment was the Doublet.
It was also helpful to use preview plastic to decide the orientation of the feathers. I flipped them up and down and side to side until I had a finished design that my husband liked. He was, after all, going to be wearing the doublet!
The pieces come off my Avante’ in one sheet. Then I am able to pin my pattern pieces over the finished cloth to cut out the individual elements.
The front pieces of the doublet above show how seamless the design looks when I overcast my quilting.
After creating the doublet, there was no question that it had to have a gown to match. The gown had some unique challenges. The pieces were very large and could not be quilted at one time. Instead, I had to roll my fabric back and forth as I created what would look like a continuous feather.