Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My Crocheted Jacket (That's Not Really Crocheted)

I'm rather proud of this one--I was in Walmart a couple months ago and they had this terrific fabric in the discount bin for $1.50 a yard. It looks like cream crocheted material and I thought it was sooo cute. I didn't really know what to do with it at first but then I remembered an old pattern I had in my pattern stash.

So for a grand total of $1.50 I made this . . .

Crocheted Jacket
My favorite part is the way I can wear it with my great-grandmother's gold pin. See the "C" for Clara?

Crocheted JacketAnyway, I guess the moral of the story is there's no telling what you can find in the discount bins.

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25 comments:

Stephanie said...

I didn't realize you were a seamstress. I'm impressed. :)

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

johnwright said...

Looking good.!! Really a pretty fabulous dress!!

Pam D said...

I'm pretty much in shock that you can do that! I would have thought that you couldn't even cut fabric like that. Beautiful work!

Mirien said...

That turned out so well! Don't you just love that feeling--creating something out of almost nothing?

cndymkr / jean said...

Get out! I can't believe you made that. Very, very nice job. How were you able to cut it without it unraveling? How does it look on you?

Flea said...

Too darling! I love it! You've a good eye for matching fabric to pattern.

Scribbit said...

Well I sew when I have to or when the temptation (such as in this case) becomes too strong. I'm not that good at it but can handle the basics.

The fabric is strange, it's kind of woven but looks crocheted but it held up when cut. As long as the ends were tucked under I was okay.

It looks quite retro, I have these cute wing-tip mary jane pumps that go wonderfully with it.

Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

Awesome! I love how you can incorporate your grandmother's pin, that makes it extra special.

gerwegirlie said...

your great-grandmother's pin is exquisite. how wonderful you have, and *use*, it!

Tammy said...

That's awesome!

Heart2Heart said...

Michelle,

What aren't you talented in? I can only dream of doing something this elegant and wonderful. You are so amazing.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

marie said...

The sweater is beautiful. Your pattern was perfect for that material.
I love it.

stacief said...

That is beautiful!

You are so talented!

Suburban Correspondent said...

Wow!

Sheila said...

It's gorgeous! I think you will look purdy in it, too. :)

Cathi said...

Oh so lovely!!
Perfect to wear with your Sunday best or to add a touch of class to blue jeans.

Lorri said...

That is very nice! I can hardly do the 'basics' when it comes to sewing. The pin looks perfect with it!

Lori said...

That's awesome! My husband is crocheting my daughter a sweater and the pattern calls for 10 skeins...for a size 5 kids' sweater! Your price is WAY better!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Beautiful! The fabric (from what I can see in the photos) looks like knit to me. From what I understand, you can machine-knit lace, but not machine-crochet it. Of course, it could be woven, but the holes make me think it's not. In any case, you got yourself a great find!

Marie N. said...

Gasp! That is gorgeous! Nice work. It is perfect for the broach too.

Janet said...

That's gorgeous. Our Walmart never has remnants that good.

Beverlydru said...

Wow- the jacket is awesome and the pin is the perfect accent. Very special. I'll have to show this to my mom. She makes gorgeous things for all of us but if we don't give her suggestions, she comes up with some doozies. LOL.

dayna said...

Hi Michelle,
I love your jacket! It's been fun to catch up with you through your blog. It's great. Hope you are well.

Robin in New Jersey said...

It's beautiful. Do you know what pattern you used? I would love to make something like that to wear with dresses to church.

shalini said...

Wow.. good work friend..