Blackberry Bear Torte--Plum Blossom Cake Long Kimono style Vest
For our purposes, a torte(TM) is a layered luscious confectionary delight for the senses, signifying a one of a kind Blackberry Bear design. My unique pattern, designed for just this purpose, hand knitted, crocheted, and embellished, is presented here in a lovely plum rayon textured yarn with terrific drape and flow. It makes a great layering piece for year round fashion.
I crocheted in an antique loop pattern for the front trim in multiple yarns, eyelash, metallic, and a fabulous novelty thick/thin yarn. Despite the dramatic touch of the neckline edge, it is soft and comfortable, and lays quite nicely when on. This plum yarn is a bit lighter than the version in brown sugar, so the fabric is lacier and the whole piece flows nicely.
Due to my unique pattern, there are no shoulder seams, allowing the piece to conform to the wearer, with flattering drape and easy adjustment. The neckline in the back makes a soft scoop rather than being tight to the back of one's neck. This torte would easily fit from 1X to 3X; it is on the long side, so would look nice on someone who would wear average or tall garments. You would have the opportunity to use your favorite shawl pin or stick to close this, if you didn't want to leave it open; I didn't work in a closure on purpose!
This should be spot cleaned carefully, due to the high rayon content of the main piece. Unfortunately, dry cleaning tends to strip the sparkly metallic from the eyelash yarn in a few visits; if the whole piece would need cleaning, though, that is the only way to preserve the rayon fabric.
**I do have more of this yarn, and would be able to make a custom size should you want one in this lovely plum shade.
First Item: $20.00
Additional Items: $2.50
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