When I go to a fabric store , I have a really hard time to resist a two sided fabric. Then I can never decide what to make . I always feel that I must use both sides or make a reversible garment.
This past fall Fabricville had this lovely two sided knit . It came in red or black and each was backed by a mini black and white stripe. I bought both colour ways knowing I would make a boat neck top with the striped side and a waterfall cardi in either the red or black. I also wanted to use some of my fabric to make Four Way wraps for my sale. The dilemma this time was which to use for the cardi, red or black ??
Here's what I decided in the end.
However, I cut I cut away about 6" from the collar and front to minimize the amount and length of the "fall". I love the result and it's not as cumbersome as others I've made in the past.
Here's the top
I'll wear that top to death because it's my favorite style of all times. I used what I consider to be my Burda sloper, 6988. I pretty well get a perfect fit with this pattern. This time I scooped the neckline ever so slightly in both the front and back so the boat neck is not quite as severe as in other things I've made in the past .
I decided to make a wrap for myself to wear with the top out of the red. I'll use the rest of the yardage for a future fund raiser. By the time I posted this, someone had persuaded me to sell her the above wrap so no photo of me wearing it !
I finally made myself get pics taken today . It's so hard to decide to do this so I took pics of several outfits including last week's post.
The reason for this pose was my hubby , making fun of me because I was taking theses pics myself and I said I was doing a photo shoot. .
Well that's the end of winter stuff for sure. I have some really fun things to show you next time so be sure to come back for a visit.
Thanks to all who left comments last week . They were really appreciated.
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