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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I'm over it

Cowl necks, that is. There were a couple in the fall/winter tubs that got unpacked recently and since I don't recall wearing them all that much during the first several months of 2015 they will now enjoy life as refashions.

I sliced this plum heather Gap top right up the centre through the cowl neckline then put a narrow lettuce edging on the cut ends with a mix of purple and grey thread. Each cut edge had three rows of zig zag stitches at the same width but different lengths. I also alternated the sides of the fabric so that the outer edge had some purple and some grey.

Couple options for wearing: pin it closed and pull the neckline over the shoulders or just leave it open and all drapey. 

I may yet unpick the sleeve and lower edge hems to lettuce but for now I'm just going to put it on and go make some coffee while I think about what to do with the grey one.

(And read some of TWD Compendium 3 which was delivered bright and early today!).



Gema Ensenat said...

Great idea! Looks fab! Would like to see a close up shot of the edge - to see the double colour thread technique finishing :)

cfortin said...

I love how the cowl neck turns into such a pretty draped collar. It looks great.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab