Thursday, October 7, 2010

Crocheted Drape Vest ~ Project Update


Last week I told you about my latest project idea for a Crocheted Drape Front Vest. I'm actually still a long way from completion, but I have an early prototype, so I decided to share.

It's funny how vulnerable I feel writing about my incomplete project. It's like I'm afraid a horde of critics will attack. Why do I even bother then? I guess because I think the process of design is the most interesting part. Sure it's great to put on a cool hat or a pretty sweater, but how did it come to be?

Basically, I think I'm on the right track. This is a petite size and my sister doesn't know it yet, but I'm hoping she'll model for me this weekend in Seattle. That way I can get a better idea of the adjustments I need to make. As far as big changes go, I want the front to come down lower and I'm not perfectly happy with the drape which means I will probably make a change with the stitches I'm using and maybe the yarn as well.

I'm working with a large hook and that's one thing I don't want to change. I want there to be an airy quality. I also like patterns that work up fairly fast. This may speak to my low attention span or just my desire to keep projects from becoming tedious. I love patterns that you can whip up in a couple days and have a finished piece that looks great. That's my goal and I think I'll be able to make it happen.

5 comments:

Lona said...

I think you're on the right track. I'd love to see it ON someone...

Anonymous said...

alpaca may give you the drape you want.

Neferi said...

All processes are alike and I am happy that someone makes prototypes and after that it will be a great design or product, book or TV-show etc. :)

Mimi Crichton Hollar said...

I think it is great to see it as you make it Jenn...and I love the prototype...you have such a great eye for color...I would expect nothing less...keep up the awesome work!!! :D

Jenn said...

Thanks for all of the encouragement! I'm excited to have my sister try it on for me this weekend. It will help to have a live model.