Dang! February is a short month. This means I’ve only got five days to complete Ms. February’s sweater if I am going to stay on track.
Last month, Ms. January (aka Beth Nordlund) and I had a very specific mission. We needed to create a look for Object Runway a wearable art fashion show held every January here in Anchorage. I had a lot of fun designing this piece and watching Beth rock the runway while wearing.
But it’s a new month, that is almost an old month, so I better get busy. New month, New model, New sweater.
Without further ado, please allow me to introduce you to Mereidi Liebner.
Mereidi is s life-long Alaskan, boat captain, marathon runner, caribou hunter, knitter, and downhill skier. As you can tell by the description, except for the knitting, Mereidi doesn’t sit still much.
Mereidi wants a sweater she can work and play in. Last Thursday, she came over to my house with a collection of some of her favorite garments. I had her try them on. While she did this, we talked about what she liked and didn’t like about each piece of clothing.
Then just for kicks, I had her try on some of the sweaters I had already made. Yes, they are all a bit big, but still good fodder for inspiration.
Here is what we decided.
As is the situation for most of us, we find a great dress or blouse or sweater–we love the fit, but the color is not right. Still we buy it and wear it knowing it’s the best we can do. Mereidi mentioned this several times when we looked at her clothing. Hopefully, if I get this right. I will design a sweater for Mereidi that is not only attractive and comfortable, but also in her favorite palette.
Mereidi wants a tunic with long sleeves in shades of greens. She wants front pockets, diagonal shoulder seams, and an unusual collar. Can I do it right?
Okay, the first sketch is done. The next step is to create the palette. Stay tuned for more stitching stories.
Comments and suggestions? I’d love to hear them.
So fun to read this! Have a great time guys, Allison
Mereidi is great to work with! Thank you Allison.
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