If you are on my insider list, you may know already that the pattern for my latest wardrobe addition, which I have been writing about for the past few weeks, is now LIVE!
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I am very pleased to announce that I have just finished writing up the pattern for my little grey top (the one I have been bragging about here, here and here), which means it has officially made it into the “coming soon” category!
While my fairy tech-editor is working her magic on the pattern, let me brag one more time about this design and show you another of my outfits featuring this little number.
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What are the chances of your crocheted top being an almost exact colour match with not one, but several items in your wardrobe? Pretty high, apparently, considering you have wisely made it in your favourite colour.
Last time I showed you the blouse match I had discovered in the depths of my wardrobe (which is not that deep, to be honest). This time, however, while I paired this top with trousers of nearly the same shade of grey, I wore it over a crisp white button-down shirt to create a smart clean-cut look:
Continue reading “Layering a Sleeveless Crochet Top”
When it comes to social media, such as Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, my approach so far has been fairly passive. First of all, my life is not exactly “Instagrammable” and I am not sure what aspects of it would be interesting to the general public. I don’t have pets, my lunches are usually boring, and my kid’s drawings are not quite of the National Gallery standard. So, apart from occasional blog updates and pattern publication announcements, my social media “feed” has been anything but yummy.
I am, however, nosy and I lurk. I choose to observe quietly instead. Specifically, I love seeing what other people wear and how they put together an outfit. So when I go on social media, such as, say, Instagram, I like snooping around to see what crochet wearables other people make and, most importantly, how they wear them when they are out and about.
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One of the benefits of making a piece of clothing in your favourite colour is that you probably will find a fair number of items in your wardrobe with which to combine it and get a good wear out of it. Moreover, it may actually compliment some of your existing outfit formulae so you can easily give a new twist to an old look.
Remember this grey combo I showed you? My newly crocheted top blends in perfectly and transitions this outfit into a colder season. It adds that extra layer of warmth on a day when the sun is still there but is no longer as affectionate:
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OK, I may have been called fussy detail-oriented (only a couple of hundred times), but one can never be overly perfectionist with handmade clothing. There is no cutting corners when it comes to making sure that there are no hanging yarn tails or unsightly seams, and that the wrong side looks just as neat as the right side.
When I was making this vest (remember my sketch?), I knew exactly how I wanted it to be. I wanted it to be minimalistic in style, simple in shape, easy and reasonably quick to make, but, most importantly, I did not want it to look homemade.
Continue reading “It’s All in the Details”
These past couple of weeks have been my “planning” weeks as I pondered over my Autumn/Winter 2016 crochet wardrobe. Here are a few highlights to give you an idea of where I am heading this crafty season.
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“What’s your favourite colour?” is a question I am asked frequently and one I always get tripped up by producing flavourless answers, something along the lines “it depends”. As truth be told, I don’t really have a favourite colour.
I remember liking black. Not sure that was so much prompted by the mysterious magnetism of this colour, as by the fact that it was the most practical choice for the humble wardrobe of a young lady coming of age in the post-breakup Soviet Union.
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Dear Single Crochet,
Ever since I graduated from making baby booties and moved to “grown-up” crochet design, I completely forgot you. Seduced by the exotic and trendy world of Tunisian crochet, I found you too simple, and not in the classy Tunisian simple stitch kind of way. You were too fat, too unrefined, too uncool. I thought you were not worthy of my time and I was a mean designer for never considering you.
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