Tuesday, 29 January 2013


CrAFter Top

We have been working on this top for weeks in the studio. Really! Looks so simple, being in a non stretch fabric, the fit has to be tweaked to fit as perfectly as is possible for a fabric of this nature.

One of my favourite parts of the job is the fit challenge. It presents the challenge of art vs science. The creative vision has to be nutted out in numbers that will result in a one dimensional pattern that will work on a very real body.

First one in this line up is the 'Indi mix'. A montage of craft cottons in plum, olive, orange and pinks.It has a bias strip of contrast fabric on the yoke, in this case a circular design in a japanese cotton. The yoke and back are two versions of the traditional Ikat design.

The shape has bust darts, side splits for a bit of sitting room, and an extended shoulder.

A very flattering shape on the body! Great for hot weather. Nothing is as comfortable as a fabric that breathes, like cotton, in the midst of an Aussie summer.

The back is a contrast fabric on the 'Bali mix' version in a bright ikat print.

One other design we have finished is the 'vine' fabric version. The back and the yoke are in the vine fabric, plain black at the lower front, and a contrast cotton print at the yoke.

                            More colour options to come. We are currently expanding our Etzy page,listed under ' Berserk Melbourne'. We have also started an oline cart on the Berserk Face Book page.

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