I intended to post this entry well before now but better late than never. The dress on the left (below) comes from the back cover of a recent edition of Threads Magazine. I don’t know which because I didn’t buy the issue but my photo is dated April 20th (took the picture at Barnes & Noble). Threads typically has some gorgeous outfits on their back cover. In my opinion, they should publish a coffee table book of their back covers. I don’t always buy their magazines and books but I’d be first in line to buy a book like that.
Circa 1940’s (I’m guessing based on the detail and slender silhouette of the skirt), I think this is a wool crepe. Wool crepe always drapes so beautifully.
Here’s a close up of the design effect (above right). You’ll notice the threads are a lighter color than the fabric. I doubt this was an intended design effect. It’s more likely to be a case of the thread having faded over time.
Now here comes the multi part quiz and challenge part of today’s pattern puzzle. There are two obvious design features, described as being on the left and right.
- What is the technical description of the design feature on the right?
- How is it done?
On the left, there are technically two processes going on. What are each called? One is rather obvious, the second is not so obvious and not usually expressed in this way so this may amount to a trick question.
On second thought, that weave doesn’t look like a crepe to me. I suppose we could amend this challenge with suggestions as to fabrication.