‘makalio’ is seamless and versatile. the unique texture of shibui’s linen, held together throughout with shibui’s staccato (merino and silk), is showcased in this vest/cowl/wrap.
i know that ‘one size fits all’ is a hard to believe claim, but this has been worn as a vest by both a size 2 woman and a size 3x woman. it fit them both differently, but well. i’m wearing it in the photos and i am a long-waisted size 6.
also, there are ever so many ways to wear it:
pics #1 and #2
thread an 18” pc of leather cording through the center back
vest worn as knit with no accessories
head put through both armholes and wrapped twice
center back of vest folded across it’s width, sleeves lay doubled and pinned at front
head put through left armhole, leather cording used to tie right armhole to center back
belt worn on outside of the back and buckled inside of the right and left fronts
1st bonus option (no pic)
how about a narrow belt threaded through just below the chest for the look and feel of an empire waist.
2nd bonus option (no pic)
head put through both armholes and worn as a long cowl
what other ways can you think of to wear it? leave me a message here on my blog.
huge thanks to caryn for the photography.