Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Alicia Sexy Crochet Tanga


Fully-written pattern instructions for ultra sexy crochet tanga! This pattern is written in two sizes:
  • Fits S-L (Low waist 36”-40” / 91cm-102cm)
  • Fits XL-3XL (Low waist 41”-45” / 104cm-114cm)
Buy this pattern and you get the Alicia Bralette, for a beautiful sexy set! The bralette is written in two sizes:
  • Fits bust sizes 34" to 40" (A-C)
  • Fits bust sizes 42" to 50" (A-C)
The patterns are available at Fatima's Ravelry Store.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

ALICIA Bralette Crochet Pattern PDF



ALICIA is a motif-based bralette, ties at the sides and over the neck. This pattern is available in sizes:

Bust 34" (86cm) to 40" (102cm) (A-C)
Bust 42" to 50" (A-C)

Photos show the bralette on dress forms with bust sizes 36” (91cm) and 42” (106cm), and the bralette un-lined on a 36” (91cm) bust dress form.

Pattern consists of 14 pages; written pattern instructions with a few step-by-step photos; instructions include making a simple shaped lining for the bralette and sewing the lining onto the bralette by hand.

The pattern is available at Fatima's Ravelry Store.






Thursday, January 28, 2016

Bahi and Trinidad: Made-to-Measure



Bahi and Trinidad, scarf and vest made-to-measure in choice of the finest fibres in the world: Tibetan yak, silk and cashmere. More at http://bespokecrochet.com

Monday, January 25, 2016

Bahi and Trinidad - Scarf and Vest: Made-to-Measure Crochet


Two classic designs available made-to-measure in some of the world's finest fibres. More at scarf-vest-made-to-measure



Bahi and Trinidad, scarf and vest made-to-measure in choice of the finest fibres in the world: Tibetan yak, silk and cashmere. More at Bespokecrochet.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Made-to-Measure Luxury Crochet Scarf

Order made-to-measure, luxury scarf in yak, silk, camel fiber

BAHI is an asymmetrical geometric pattern scarf, hand-crocheted in yak (natural dark brown colour) and silk-camel (natural light colour): this extraordinary design wears beautifully as a shawl, neck scarf or cowl. The drape and softness of yak and the blend of silk and camel is simply incomparable.

BAHI can be made in colours, sizes and fibre just for you.

Let me know if you are interested in a Made-to-Measure Bahi in yak and blends. If the colours and fibres of your choice are available at hand, it will take 1-2 weeks for the scarf to be completed. Otherwise, the fibres will need to be sourced and will take at least 3-4 weeks.

Prices start at US$150 for Made-to-Measure. For an entirely new design for scarf, prices start at US$500 for Bespoke.
Buy luxury scarf, handmade in yak fiber, silk and camel fibers

Luxury scarf, unique, one-of-a-kind design

Colors available for Tibetan yak fiber

Avail of bespoke and made-to-measure service


I cannot imagine how one could ever go through one's life without experiencing the incomparable luxury of "Bahi", my very own design of a scarf, handmade in luxury fibers silk, camel and Tibetan yak. This choice of fiber creates a generously large scarf that is ultra light and yet provides an exquisite warmth you would never experience with wool, vicuna, merino or cashmere. The light material makes the scarf easy to carry, the softness and warmth is just totally different from any other luxury accessory available in the high-end market. 
The design of Bahi is simple, asymmetrical and wears beautifully as a shawl, neck scarf or cowl. Note that I will not design avant-garde fart objects that will make you look like a clown even if you desperately want to.

Let me know if you are interested in a Made-to-Measure "Bahi" in yak and blends. If the colours and fibres of your choice are available at hand, it will take 1-2 weeks for the scarf to be completed. Otherwise, the fibres will need to be sourced and will take at least 3-4 weeks.

Prices start at US$150 for Made-to-Measure. For an entirely new design for scarf, prices start at US$500 for Bespoke.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Bespoke Fabric



The embellishment on this fabric is made entirely by hand. The fibers I have selected include mohair, wool, cotton and lurex. The fabric is sheer frosted organza and georgette that I found in Kerala, India. I estimate the completion of this project in 2-3 weeks. More at Bespokecrochet.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Support for Fatima @Crochetology

Crochet in the streets, in public spaces.

If you find my work useful, inspirational or if you have used my patterns for your handcrafted business, PLEASE support my work as full-time artist. I also have some patterns for sale or you can gift me an item from My Wish List.

You can also buy from my Crochet SHOP on Facebook or tell your friends about my ATELIER where I offer bespoke and made-to-measure garments and accessories.

Or you can support my work by donating any amount via PayPal.

Thank you! ❤️
FATIMA

Working with Delicate Yarn

Working with delicate yarn, this is lace-weight yak and light fingering weight silk-cashmere. Earlier, I tried making a skirt with the yak and that ended in failure. I have also made a dress with yak yarn and that did not turn out so well. I have worked mostly with cotton and have insufficient experience with very light and fine animal fibres. The blending of silk in fine animal fibre gives strength but not the elasticity I am so used to in cotton. Spending lots of time working with the fibres help understand what designs will work and will not work. Have you worked with delicate yarn? What projects did you make?

This is delicate yak yarn from Tibet.

Silk and cashmere blend yarn make this camisole a work of art.

A camisole crochet in silk and cashmere blend yarn.



I offer Bespoke crochet garments, accessories, decor and art. Here, my passion as an artist is most expressed. While Made-to-Measure begins with an existing pattern or design that will be customised or modified to suit your measurements and specifications, Bespoke begins from an entirely new concept, an entirely new pattern that is created only for you. 
In the comings days, I will present to you some of the important explorations I am currently undertaking in the creation of bespoke garments and accessories for my clients. I am hoping that by presenting the artist’s process from concept to casting and finishing, I am able to heighten your understanding and appreciation of the intellectual, creative and physical work that enters my atelier.

Hand-Sewing A Dress

Hand-sewing is therapy, I love it, next to crochet. I am making dresses. Here's one dress in progress, using inexpensive fabric called "printed geena silk." I have been thinking of getting a sewing machine, but I don't really want it. I enjoy sewing by hand. Do you love hand-sewing too?

I have plastic hangers that aren't very pretty. So I wrap them in scrap fabric. I cut the fabric into strips of about 1cm wide, then I wrap it around the hanger with slip knots. The loose ends are sewn in place.

Make those plastic hangers look pretty

From ugly to pretty clothes hangers

A better-looking hanger with handmade dress

Make your own dress with cheap fabric.