Boro Vest

Carrie’s Boro Vest was a labor of love!  This vest is the basic Tabula Rasa Jacket (without sleeves ) finished as a vest as described in our free download Make a Tabula Rasa Vest.  The outer layer is a collage of cotton ikat scraps laid over an inner layer of muslin and lining of quilting cotton.  The three layers are quilted together with a hand stitching technique known as boro, borrowed from an ancient Japanese practice of mending garments with patches and straight stitching.  Carrie used a variety of colors of perle cotton embroidery thread for the quilting work.  Read more about Carrie’s process and choices in the blog posts Boro Vest Completed and Boro Report.

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