Thank You Jacket for a Friend
Well – it goes in the mail today! I hope she’ll absolutely LOVE it and feel it was worth the wait! Karen selected one of my kits while I lodged at her lovely home during a show, and we ‘morphed’ the design into one I feel will be wearable and flattering for her. I think it will be dynamite on her with her lovely salt and pepper hair! Design-wise, I elected to bring all focus up to her face. The angle of the stitched and flipped strips of hand-dyed Cherrywood Cottons was selected to echo the angle of the neckline ‘v’ AND to draw the eye up and outward – widening the shoulders, hence narrowing the rest…and we all need that! Karen is a quilter – so I decided to honor her craft by using a quilt-inspired embellishment. She requested a pocket – hence the one shown that I crafted out of the cut off wrist banding.
The ‘trim’ is a chenille yarn in lime twisted with Fun Fur from Lion Brand yarns. That collar is the Bottom Band – applied to a V neckline in a 1:1 ratio so that it will stand up and frame her face. My step-by-step directions for this collar can be found in my Refined pattern.