Monday, May 12, 2014

Crochet Scalloped Top

And another month has passed since my last post.  I hate that.  I have six projects done and ready to be photographed.  Things have been busy at fashion school.  I showed four pieces in the fashion show at school this year and entered another competition. There is a sneak peek fashion show photo at the end of this post.


I finished this top at the beginning of February, but it was too cold to wear it until like last week.  The pattern is available online for free.  This top was easy and worked up very quickly.  The stitch pattern was fun to crochet.  This is the first warm weather top I have knitted/crocheted and I am excited to have a knitted/crocheted garment to wear when it's not negative 30 degrees.


I used Knit Picks Comfy worsted weight yarn in Rosehip.  The pattern calls for 100% acrylic yarn, but I decided to use a cotton/acrylic blend instead of 100% acrylic since this is a warm weather top and acrylic yarn would be too warm.

Total Cost: $14.95


I made some modifications to the pattern.  The pattern was for a 40" bust, but that just seemed excessively large. My gauge was a little small so I followed the directions for the 40" bust and ended up with a 36" bust.  You can check out my Ravelry Project Page here.


So this year was my Junior Year Fashion Show at school.  It was fun, but very stressful.  I have already posted about the two dresses on the right; the Design Wars/Project Pink Competition Entry and the Floral Skater Dress.  My fabulous friend/Jo-Ann Fabrics co-worker and the author of the blog Crash Into Common Time was kind enough to model my pink dress. The dress on the hanger was my final project for Draping class last semester (it's been too cold to take photos!) and I'm wearing a romper I whipped up for the show.


So in the near future there will be posts about the two fashion show garments and the competition I entered (I won Most Wearable, by the way!).

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