The original goal of this blog was to document the cutting and sewing of my sweater knit fabrics. When I saw Kollabora's Friday Challenge (#fridaychallenge) on the "timeless combo of black and white stripes", I thought I had the perfect motivation to work with a fabric I'd created several years ago, a rippled black and white stripe double knit wool.
I even knew what I was going to do with it. But then I couldn't make the first cut.
Back at Parsons my reason for not cutting "the good" fabric had mostly to do with the fact that I had chosen to do a knock off of a complicated "famous designer" wrap blouse as my final project. And I spent a lot of time doing it. Technically, this was a draping class. The final project had to be a muslin. There were no extra points for a finished public-ready garment. I spent my time getting drape and proper fit and later making pattern pieces just right. I learned a lot. It was time well spent.
This time I didn't cut the fabric simply because I really like it as a piece of fabric.
Maybe it's just that sometimes the fabric is the finished object. I've enjoyed washing and re-blocking this piece. I don't want to make it into a sweater. Wrapping and draping are just two more things to do with a sweater knit fabric. And it makes an excellent very, big scarf.
I'll return to cutting and sewing next week. Onward.