Design Challenge: Adorn Me
The mission of this challenge was to design an article of clothing that will adorn a person’s shoulders and torso. Complete coverage was not required, but…
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Out of my leafing mind
Wrap me up
Wrap me up!
I love cardigans of all sorts to wear over dresses so I designed this cropped summer cardigan/sweater! It has long sections in the front meant to be wrapped and tied at my natural waist. It has short raglan sleeves and a leaf button closure in front.
Out of my leafing mind 2
The bolero was knit in two separate layers joined by i-cord around the edges. The “reverse applique” outer layer was knit by putting the leaf stitches out of work on my knitting machine, creating floats. Once the two layers were joined, I wrapped a length of yarn around the floats, creating a faux embroidery spine for the leaves. Because I attached the purl sides together, the bolero is reversible.
Out of my leafing mind 3
This idea came about from looking for leafy inspiration in the wild mish-mash that is my Pinterest feed, which is full of Alabama Chanin photos. While the overall idea isn’t that complicated, I lost my mind a few times with the “reverse applique” layer on the front of the bolero. To keep the grainline of the sewing pattern, I was simultaneously increasing one side of the bolero and decreasing the other, while trying to track whether my leaves were starting or ending.