Saturday, May 9, 2015

Motificat!





Crochetology exercise – given the square motif and trim below, make an article of clothing. My project is a pair of boyshorts and a bra top to be used for swimming.

The challenge here is first to make a half version of the motif. The next challenge is to determine the layout of the motifs to make the shape of the intended size particularly for the bra top.











MAKING THE BRA TOP

Use three motifs joined together to make the bra top. Use more motifs to make the band below the bust and around the back. Use half motifs to shape under the arms. Photos below show the bra top construction in progress. Crocheted ties are used along the bottom of the bra top. The straps are simple rows of sc stitches.



















MAKING THE BOYSHORTS

The boyshorts consists of motifs all around the hips, then rows of treble stitches along the top to make the waistband. The crotch is shaped also with treble stitches shaped by adding stitches to increase and skipping stitches to decrease. Then the legs are worked in treble stitches. Photos below show the boyshorts construction in progress. Crocheted ties are used along the waistband.