Please excuse the hasty screen captures from my pinterest board. I’ve been thinking about this month’s hack* for a while and forcing myself to put it on the back burner to simmer.
I really, really like this cut and think it will translate well into a knit tee. It’s a bow, sure, but the bow itself is a part of the garment rather than mere embellishment. Maybe that’s why I want to make it so badly. The little peek-a-boo is sweet but not too revealing, I think this would be a pretty style to wear.
Then I remembered this Advance blouse I ran across a few months ago. I like the drapey-scarf-bow, though it is more an embellishment than the first bow. It’s a similar detail, but different enough to give me pause.
Then Leimomi sent me this little gem the other day. It combines the best of the first and second fronts- a bow, a scarf, and a peek-a-boo. I like the yoke seaming, but I also like the scarfy seaming on the Advance blouse. I keep running the three designs through my head, trying to decide which elements of each top I want to include in February’s Hack.
So I leave it up to you all. Help me decide, and you’ll see the hack in the last week of this month. Did I mention the fashion fabric?
I bought heaps of this navy and white cotton knit to make a t-shirt for my husband. Actually, the cutter gave me extra because the stripes were “off-grain,” but that’s a topic for another day. The point is, I have more than enough to make a pretty top for myself.
The tension between these severe lines and the super-girly cut really appeals to me. I also plan to do fun things with the stripes. My basic tee pattern fits me exactly as I like it, and it doesn’t need much “give” except when I pull it over my head. That means I can turn the fabric on its side if I please.
Probably. If it’s a disaster we can all have a good laugh.
Time is short tonight- I had a breakthrough with pattern imaging this evening at grave cost to my blogging time. Here’s a page from the Kimono Wrap Pattern:
If I don’t post for the next day or two, it’s because I’m working on this pattern- *gasp* it isn’t hand-drawn. I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have finally figured out a rudimentary way to do this.
If you have any similar-but-different design inspiration images to share, please link it or email me and I’ll take a look.
(*I haven’t posted the completed construction notes for the Sailor Tee– and I probably won’t get around to it until someone hollers at me about it… So if you’re looking out for it, let me know and I’ll finish it sooner rather than later!)