A little while ago I was really excited to discover a fantastic leather supplier in Perth. I get a little giddy when i find a local supplier of anything sewing related. As awesome as Perth is, it’s also quite isolated compared to most cities, and sometimes it can be a tad frustrating trying to find “just the right thing”. Perth girls, you know what i mean right?!
Anyway, i possibly went a little overboard buying hides on my first trip, and wound up with some gorgeous black, baby pink, gold and copper hides. Of course i’m finding my way to use it all – like on this jumper!
I really messed up when i purchased this sweater knit and bought too little for all my pattern pieces to fit. I honestly don’t know what i was thinking. Maybe i’d originally planned it for the kids? No matter how i tried i couldn’t squeeze all the cropped Briar pattern pieces in . Cue panic attack. Finally i realised that if i pieced the shoulders with leather i could just eke out a cropped sweater. YES> now the happy dance.
Hilariously, i am so much happier with how this turned out than my original plan of a plain green sweater. I also added some leather elbow patches using this free little add on pattern piece for the Briar – and i’m suddenly remember how much i like elbow patches and am feeling the need to add them to everything.
As much as i’m always really happy with a garment turns out exactly like i envisioned – sometimes it’s actually more satisfying to salvage a disaster and end up with something more interesting.
So there you go my dears – it’s not a mistake, it’s a design detail hehehe
photos by Chris
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