Posts Tagged ‘camisole’

The oversized ruffle removal team (in other words, me and my scissors) came in and performed an emergency ruffle-ectomy on the green camisole (for “Before” shots, see earlier “Today’s Project” post, from May 29). The patient has recovered and is back at etsy. Here are the “After” pics:

It even looks better from the front, or at least I hope it does:

Can’t decide if I should keep going with this one or not. Here’s the front:

And the back, both with the burnout velvet additions basted in place:

The problem is the cami is so small it won’t even fit on my mannequin, so it’s not going to photograph very well. Hmmmm… this one may not make it into the collection.

One of many, actually, but this one is in need of revisions. I love the front of this repurposed, upcycled camisole.

The back, however, is definitely a different story, one that belongs in the “what was I thinking” files.

That ruffle is just too big and too weird. I have some thoughts on how to improve it by repurposing the ruffle.  Stay tuned …

You can do so many things with it, in addition to knitting, of course. For example, I was  working on a new camisole and really  wanted something to complement the pale green and orange color scheme. So I searched the etsy listings for green and orange yarn and found “Mr. McGregor’s Garden” by frommyartoyours.

Perfection! Just the right colors, plus I loved the fact that it’s so animal friendly and uses faux cashmere, something I’d never heard of.  It arrived a few days later and was even better than I expected — very soft and lush, perfect for embellishing lingerie. So here’s the work in progress, with various elements still needing to be attached.

The yarn trim isn’t knitted, it’s sewn on and beaded, so it looks almost like a necklace.

Finally, just for fun, I made a funky little bracelet with the same yarn.


All this and there’s still lots more yarn to work with! Thank you, frommyarttoyours!!!