Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 3

Good morning.  If you are interested in my Impromptu Crochet, visit my etsy shop and see several of my completed projects

well I worked on this another 10 hours yesterday but I decided at the end of the day to rip out about 2 hours of work because I just wasn't happy with it.  This morning I began with this
I had finished the front and back and added shoulder straps (although the are not finished) and prepared one side for joining at the underarms.

Another 2 hours of joining and starting the mid torso and I am here ( front view)

It is not as fitted as it appears in this photo.  I have about 18 hours in this piece now.  From here I will finish the neckline, the arm openings, the shoulder straps and then begin the skirt of this piece.  It goes much faster from here.  The motif part of the upper body takes a long time, lots to weaving in of ends and produces heaps of small pieces of thread.  Some days I wonder why I love doing this so much because the weaving in of loose ends is sooooo tedious.

I like using many of the same motifs from garment to garment.  The medallion is a favorite  that I use frequently.  The greatest variation is in how the motifs are placed and joined.  Often I use more flowers but this  one evloved without them.  The joining of front to back is never the same becuase the motif placement is never the same.  Certainly this type of project eliminates repetative bordom that I often suffer from.  I am often asked to make a tunic in custom sizes, which I will do but I have to explain that I just can't seem to make then exactly alike.  Close maybe.

This is the back, which as I explained earlier I like to make different from the front

I think this will turn out lovely.  I am almost ready to begin the skirt section and I must confess I have no idea what pattern it will be.  I guess we will find out.  Sometimes I start and then tear out a few patterns until I am sure it is just right.  Lately I have been doing shells.  I like a shell skirt but I think this needs something different.  Hummmm.

At this point I have used 3 balls of thread.

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