Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Dramatic Conclusion

I just know you're waiting with bated breath to see how I solved the Case of the Befuddling Pseudo-Sleeve (see yesterday's post), so I won't torture you any longer. But before I show you the finished product I'll take you through all the steps I took to get there, and I'll warn you--it gets pretty ugly.

Here's where we left off:

For whatever reason, I just couldn't get on board with the sleeve like this. Too heavy? Droopy? Victorian-looking? I began to doubt the yellow, so I tried a similar motif in charcoal.

Um, no. Just no.

Ehh...again, no. Kind of makes me think of hairy tarantula legs. Let's go back to yellow.

Aaack! No, no, all wrong. I'm just backpeddling now.

Still no. I don't hate this concept, but it's all wrong here.

I don't hate this either, but it kind of reminds me of the Carrie Bradshaw massive flower-on-shoulder trend. Still a no-go. Getting closer, maybe?

Oh, hey, I like that. More of a shoulder/back piece than a sleeve, and it totally works. How does the back look?

If you block out the creative squalor in the background, it looks like we have a winner! I love how this orientation of the crochet piece frames the back. I loved it even more when I put it on my gorgeous model Mallory! Photo shoot pics coming soon (with a preview in the new header!).

I know you're breathing easier now. :) Thoughts? Comments? What would you have done differently?


  1. I love it!!!! And love the new look to the blog!!!!
    Is so fun to see the evolution!

  2. I love the ruched dress!!If I had that shape, I'd totally buy it. I also like how the sleeve frames the back. So cute!

  3. Amazing! I love how you're combining crochet with sewing. The crochet shoulder details are so beautiful. A crafter after my own heart!