November 16, 2012
It's finished, 2 days ago actually, and yes, it can be worn as a cowl, but now I prefer it as headgear. In fact, I've just changed the name from the original Crushed Can Cowl. You can read more about the project here
, and here
, and in previous posts.
On a non-sewing issue, I'm finally learning just how much colors of things can change in natural light, depending on the time of day. (Different steps of this project was photographed at different times of the day.) I've given up on color correction of the photos. Also, of course, each person's monitor will be different.
November 9, 2012
I've uploaded a pic of the top that the cowl is based on. Yes, that's right!! I based a cowl on top. LOL As you can see, I changed my mind on the fabric.
I also uploaded a color-corrected photo of the fabric. This looks a lot more like the real thing.
Turns out I wasn't able to get back to the project for longer than expected due to Storm Sandy, lack of electricity and then needing to catch up on other things. But yesterday I did manage to cut the pieces and sew them too. I still need to hem and finish.
Oct 23, 2012
I was inspired by the Crushed Can top from Tomoko Nakamichi's book Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics. I'm learning some of her pattern-drafting techniques and this will be my first project from her book. I'll be adapting it for my sweater knit fabric. It's definitely an experiment. :) Unfortunately, I won't be able to get back to this for a couple of days.