A journal of my sewing adventures in which I try to make something a "little different" by using unusual patterns and materials. Marcy Tilton is my inspiration in the way she mixes fabrics and designs her patterns. I also love the French pattern company "Au Bonheur des Petites Mains" and many of my creations start with their designs.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sewing Crochet challenge---purses
I'm trying to make up some of my Vogue patterns for summer before the new Fall ones come out. Today I quickly made up version A of 8816 (my outfit picture comes later)
I made it in a light weight jersy knit and it made up quickly and gives just the right amount of "coverage" to my aging body. I may even consider lengthening it to dress length.
Since I am trying to add CROCHET items to my sewing I decided to take a look at some of the designer crocheted purses and found several:
These 2 are from Dolce and Gabbana-----the granny square one is over $2000 and reminds me of and afghan!
I discovered that crochet is so popular this year that it is even used to make shoes!
from relatively inexpensive sandals --------to pricey ones from Missoni:
So, taking these all as inspiration I came up with the following outfit:
I have to admit that there was a pattern for the sandals in the last "Interweave Crochet" magazine which I was dying to try! Here is another picture of them ----I started with crocheting around a black flip-flop sole with the thongs cut off.