Crazy Crushed Can Accessory by Ojolly

Summary

Category:
Accessories
Pattern:
Crushed can headgear
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-10-22T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-11-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

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.

Pictures

Loves

Jschlender

Comments

Amanda

I've always wanted to make something from a sweater knit. I can't wait to see how yours turns out.

Ojolly

Amanda Thanks for checking it out and commenting! I plan to draft the pattern and cut later this week. I'm excited about the project!

Amanda

Ojolly I'll be checking back to see for sure!

Laweigel

this looks terrific on you-both around the neck and on your head! But, LOL, I could not figure out why it was called "Crushed Can Cowl"...I don't knit and I thought somehow, you used a crushed can to...I don't know! And then, aha..it resembles a crushed can-the "pleats" when its flattened! Brilliant!

Mouseinmypocket

I love how this turned out!

Ojolly

Laweigel Thank you! Yes, it's a soft crushed can! :) The original Nakamichi tube top was called a "crushed can". This is an homage and a bit of a departure.

Ojolly

Mouseinmypocket Thanks. :D

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