SAORI Clothing Design – A vest conversion
Two years ago I made a long, simple vest out of some fabric that I had woven. The vest was 3 strips of fabric sewn together with spaces left for the armholes and slits left in the bottom section. It could be worn two ways and I wrote about it here.
Here it is flat:
And here was the finished piece:
I liked it a lot … BUT I didn’t wear it.
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One day a couple of weeks ago, I had an idea. Inspired by Lynn’s Squid family, it occurred to me that the fabric could easily be made into a squid tunic / dress. All I had to do was sew up the seams completely, where I had left them open. Fold it, with one corner at the top – sew it up and cut a couple of new armholes.
And, ta da, it became a squid 🙂 that can be worn either way – the cowl at the front and it looks like a dress…
The cowl at the back, which becomes a collar and then it looks more like a tunic…
AND now I’ve been wearing it a LOT!
It’s good to listen to the cloth…
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As you know, I am partial to squids! I do love the colours of this piece. Different for you, but with the prerequisite blues and so very rich. Perfect for the colder months. And yes, always listen……
Cloth whispering…. 🙂
OHHHHH, how I love this … beautifully reconfigured. I liked the 1st photo/rendition a lot, but when I scrolled down I loved the redo even more. You gals do GREAT work – and I am always so inspired. Cannot wait to learn …. one day …. will be a gift to myself, one day ;>))
In the meantime, I will get my jollies from watching you two, hahahaha!
Thanks so much Christi! It is so much fun to find the way the cloth works best.
Yes, one day….I look forward to that!