Bouclé is a fabric that I have somehow associated with my childhood. I vaguely remember a green bouclé coat I had and how the name of the fabric had made me smile, when I had asked my mum what it was called. I was so happy when I saw that the fabric of choice for the Crewneck Sweater, in my list of fall essentials, was tada, bouclé.
I didn’t use the red bouclé as in the magazine, because I found this remnant, in surprise, surprise Remnants Plus in Brighton, and I had to have it. I have promised I will go back and show them what I made with it, hmm… (the couple who owns the shop are a post themselves, may I also say that during my time in there, the lady owner found me a Greek husband) My version also ended up being slightly different from the one in the magazine, because I suspected I did something wrong as I was trying to trace the pattern, from that mess of different patterns on the same piece of paper, who had that genius idea? 😮 So the neck line looks like a smile itself. (maybe not as forced as mine in this pic)
Also I didn’t put any buttons but I did add this little bow. Because I love bows.
Admittedly despite my love for the fabric, this is the first time I sew something with it, and it is slightly challenging as it just turns literally into threads, as you go along (or at least as I go along, I’m sure there are much more capable sewers in the blogosphere) . But luckily I managed to put it together and it’s still in one piece. The back is not that exciting but I just love the different colours on the plaids (?) And yes there was no zipper, or if there were, I just didn’t put one, hurrah!
Bouclé is surprisingly warm, so I have only worn it a couple of times so far, but something tells me it will soon be worn, again and again.
And now you smile, because guess what, you’re on camera. 🙂