Style Arc: Lotti

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from Meh to Wearable

I tried wearing the New Look top/dress I made a while back several times.  We were not feeling the love for each other.  I decided that experiment outside my comfort zone (I am NOT a pink person) wasn’t working, but didn’t want to scrap all the effort that went into it either.

What to do?  What to do?

I remember that Style Arc Lotti was a pieced top, and maybe I could morph the unloved dress into something new.  This is the result.

There was enough patterned fabric in the dress to re-cut the top, blended with a bit of black knit from stash.  I’m rather pleased with myself that I was able to use the hem I had already made on the New Look as well.

Finally, something I will wear!

Confetti

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This necklace is my second commission ever!  I think it turned out great.  It’s a lovely mix of candy colored 6° seeds crocheted into a rope, inspired by one I made for myself, Old Tyme Candy.

This one is longer, and has more sparkle.  The new owner is a tiny person, so she can wear it doubled, as a short necklace, or full length, in a 20s flapper style.

Style Arc: Avery Spotted

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The last(for a while) rendition of Avery is finished!

This was one of those endeavors that percolated for a while, then waited longer for fabric to arrive, then waited again for Ms. Mojo to return.  It seemed to take forever, and I suppose it did.

Anyway, the first fabric was the floral print, which turned out to be way too sheer to use on it’s own.  I thought to line it with a white lining until the idea of plain white morphed into spots, which lead to the under layer.

I lengthened the polka-dot under-layer about 1 1/2 inches, so it peeks out the bottom.  The top and sleeves are a bright white rayon knit.  No changes to the sewing, other than the two woven pieces are only connected at the top; they are free floating in the rest of the garment.  This gives a nice swish to everything.

Slushy

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I think we may have had our last snowfall.  Of course, now that I’ve said that, we will probably get inches more.  Since the Hellboys don’t go outside, Prince Charming thought they would like to explore snow, so he scooped up a bunch and brought it indoors.

They were absolutely NOT interested.  Not even when I took a bit and let them sniff around.  Nope.  Cold.  Wet.  No thanks!  That response even from the one who likes water, and drinks out of any running faucet.

Spoiled!

Statice

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img_4384Purple, Magenta, Green.  The first flowers poking through the snow.  Days are getting longer.  The sun is rising earlier, setting later.

More experimentation with the bead loom.  The base of the bracelet was woven using 10° delicas.  It was fun both because it went quickly and helped expand my horizons.

The little flowers are matte green o-beads and sparkly magenta 15°s.  The magentas also make up the picot edge.  The whole band is wrapped through a pair of hammered gunmetal D rings, snicked with a magnetic clasp.

Buttercup

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img_4382I had picked up some hot pink beads on a whim.  Wasn’t at all sure what I’d do with them.  It’s the dead of winter here, so perhaps is was just a desire for something bright and lively; the promise of Spring to come.  Don’t get me wrong though, I like winter here in Sierraville; it’s lovely!

What to do with these pink beads?  My mind doesn’t move in a “pink” direction.  It does, however, do yellow and blue, which are also colors  in the beads.

The spiral accent is a mix of seed beads and drops.  Yellow drops form a sharp V rolling forwards and back.  The necklace is a mix of yellow rice beads and small crystals.  Pink coins are interspersed along the length.  It’s bright and fun and springy!

Guadalupe

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img_4271A bezeled cameo, strung with delicate chiffon.

This necklace is another exercise outside my comfort zone.  I’m not usually one to do religious work, though the cameo is obviously that.

I think the Virgin is pretty spiffy  with her red and gold crystals and matte gold beads.

There was a bit of a struggle about what type of necklace to use.  I wanted something softer, less mechanical than my usual stringing.

Red chiffon ribbon, living in the stash for years was just the ticket.