Sometimes fabric is staring at you, and you start to feel quite uncomfortable. Those little bits bought for a specific purpose that are still sitting there, waiting to play their role in life.
This bit of cheap lurex /gauze fabric was one of those pieces. I only had a small piece that I purchased to make a cowl/infinity scarf. I would wear it in the evening if we were travelling - small and light enough to pack, and can transform the plain black jumper and skirt/pants into an evening outfit. I would do the same if we weren't travelling as well - I don't have much need for evening wear and would rather transform an everyday garment with an accessory.
I also was rummaging around and found a large frog closure. I thought this would be ideal to sew onto my polar fleece vest (Simplicity 4032) that I made earlier this year from leftovers from other projects. It is designed to be worn open, but I prefer to hold it closed - it's warmer that way.
This was the vest closed with hook and eye:
And the hook and eye is now covered by the closure. I would still use the hook and eye to keep the frog from pulling open too far:
|(n real life this closure is sewn on straight - but they swivel when worn a bit)|
Sarah Liz :)