Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Just about done...

 This morning my new violet fabric arrived. I was extremely pleased - it's hard to judge colours on a computer monitor, but the soft viscose jersey is so close in hue to my hand-dyed piece, it's hard to tell where one ends and one begins in the photo!  I couldn't have asked for a better match.




















Alas, my good day ended there.  I couldn't get the poncho idea to work at all. The knit fabric I tried using frays so badly, I couldn't have gotten away with hemming it.  I could have lined it, but that made the overall thickness of the poncho too bulky.   I've searched on Ebay (yes I'm still under a self imposed ban, but needs must) for the right coloured dark olive fabric, but can't find anything that can be left raw so that it drapes properly.  The beautiful viscose jersey I've been using is just not available in that colour; and it has to be green because I'm a stubborn old bat.

So I opted for making a very simple wrap that fastens in the front. It feels like a bit of a cop-out, but that was the best I could do with the knit fabric. All the raw edges are sealed in and it's well stitched, so at least the quality is up to my usual exacting standard.





Overall, the look is now complete, but tomorrow I will make another tunic in the violet fabric as per plan A.  I might make some more of those little crochet flowers too, they're so pretty and quite easy to make.  She needs bracelets too. I love bracelets over gloves, and maybe a necklace, depending on what neckline I give the tunic.

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6 comments :

  1. The little caplet is really pretty, and I like the hat too!

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    1. Thanks Jan :) Not the flowing poncho I was hoping for, but it suits the outfit - I hope!

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  2. This is a wicked style, do you think you could do it my size? I`m happy with violet too ;)

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    1. Haha! I wish I could, 'cuz I'd wear it too!

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  3. I think it looks like a trendy version of a stole and I'm loving that hat! That violet fabric is lush but then I would say that lol!!! ;)

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    1. Hooray! Thank you. I was trying to trendify the stole look a bit, so I'm glad it works.

      We are the purple gang ;)

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