Monday, April 16, 2007

No pattern used Ruana or Cape

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Posted on:2/2/04 2:02 PM
Last Updated:2/2/04 2:02 PM
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This is a simple top to wear over other things. I puzzled over this beautiful fabric described as Moss Lace from Christine Jonson. It is a very loosely woven lacey piece with chenille like fibers. The cut edge ravels drastically but I just turned the edge under and topstitched, then turned it under again and stitched. There were little pieces poking out that I trimmed off. The selvage edge had a nice finish so I left that as is. Then I cut a slit to go over my head and finished it the same way.

A quick and easy top that uses the entire piece of fabric. This fabric is 60 inches wide so the width worked for me from wrist to wrist. The length was also 60 inches. If you wanted a long ruana just buy a longer piece of fabric.

This would be a good way to use a very special piece of handwoven or knit fabric that you didn't want to cut into much.

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