Susan, owner of Cochenille is sharing her heart-based design challenge. This is a Garment Designer software project. The inspiration for Susan’s project came from a store window in Italy. As you can see below, the sweater was uniquely different. So, photo time.. take a shot and file it away for another time.
Down the road a bit, Susan was embarking on a recycling project, and was looking for something to do, and remembered, not only her photo image, but also a garment she had purchased while taking a workshop with the Deco Belles in Napier New Zealand. Thus, you can see, this is becoming a global project.
And here is the sweater that became the candidate for reconstruction.
The Pattern using Garment Designer Pattern Software
So, Susan developed a heart-shaped pattern in Garment Designer, and cut the pattern out of the original sweater, twice, once for the front and once for the back.
To prevent the edges from fraying, the serger was used to finish the raw edges.
Then, some of the original sweater was unraveled to obtain some yarn for crocheting around the edges.
Here are a few shots of the crochet stitch going around the edges.
And now.. the almost finished garment. Susan still wants to add another row of crochet, possibly in a coordinating fancier yarn… to be decided.
So now fellow Cochenille users.. let’s see what you can do!