I have been waiting a long time to be able to say, ‘I have a design in Interweave Crochet magazine’, and now I can!
As you might know, I like to make clothes that are on the wearable, practical side of things, but still have them look good (otherwise we’d all be wearing overalls). Because of this particular point of view, I’ve been a long-time fan of Claire McCardell, a US designer who worked especially in the 1950s, and was a great influence on making clothes for women that were practical and wearable, with functional details. I suppose it’s all about form following function when you come down to it.
I designed the Nori skirt with McCardell’s work in mind, and I was thrilled thrilled thrilled to have my design selected for publication by Interweave.
The design for Nori is based on a panel skirt, with post stitches to define the panels, it is an all-in-one, top-down design with pockets that are actually pockets, meaning you can put things in them!