Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Boucle

This was purchased to make a Chanel jacket, primarily because it is a Linton boucle, it was a good price, and I needed some practice with this type of fabric. Pink is not first on my list of favorite colors... so the challenge will be to make this acceptable to wear. Time and time again what online sellers provide is a closeup of fabrics. Closeup And you think, sure it has some pink but it's not predominant, it will be fine. It's home and, it's pink, or pink and white. Right side Maybe it's better from the wrong side. Wrong side How about right side bias? right side bias How about side by side? closeup r w How about the same but further away? r w Just another element of the alchemy of design.... fabrics that misrepresent themselves like partners on a first date... they just want to get you to bring them home (and we all know that fabric stores come sometimes be hostile environments)... so I accuse this fabric of online flirting.... there ought to be a law.

6 comments:

Corrine said...

the fabric is beautiful, doesn't really look pink on my screen. I love boucle, so nice to work with. Never did the full Chanel jacket. Anxious to see yours. What pattern are you using?

ELMO said...

I have a few patterns but am going to let the fabric dictate. It will not be the "boxy version" though, that just doesn't look good on me.

Dressed2atee said...

I love the bias right side choice!

becki-c said...

Beautiful! love the texture, it softens those bright colors nicely!
Please let us know when you pick the pattern.

becki-c said...

I know pink isn't a favorite color, but I think it will complement you well. It sure is in style this year.

ELMO said...

Dressed2atee - it might be what I chose for the skirt if there's enough left over.

Hiya becki-c! I'm still mulling over the style. I see myself in a 3/4 sleeve version for summer with a white silk georgette bias dress or a linen dress. So much to think about.