|Pocket Square Prototype|
I drew inspiration by Tim Gunn encouraging the Project Runway designers to "use the accessories wall thoughtfully" as they get ready for the runway. And while I suspected others might incorporate the tie and/or bow tie into their entries, I chose to celebrate the pocket square and its many folded variations!
In addition to my usual Pinterest research, I also did some reconnaissance at a local thrift store. I first checked to see if they had any pocket squares available for purchase...alas none! So I wandered over to the men's suits where I researched the different colors, prints and took measurements of the breast pockets! Once I returned home I raided my stash for suit-like fabrics (stripes, plaids and solids) in navy, grey/charcoal, tan, taupe and even brown!! I cut out 9" squares and laid out a 4x4 grid with matching pocket flap. Please note that I am not a seamstress, so I was left to "make it work" and set out to create mock pockets.
|Men's Wear Background Squares|
|Mock Pocket Assembly|
|Well Dressed Man Wears Diamonds|
|Pocket Square Dance, Finishes 34" x 34"|
Here are the two main sources of Pocket Square Tutorials that I used, while taking a few creative liberties here and there!:
- Patrick Novotny "How to Fold a Pocket Square" videos
- Tie-a-Tie: 50 Ways to Fold a Pocket Square" instructions
|Top Left Clockwise: Mel's Original (based on an early sketch), The Mountain Path, Winged Puff Fold, and Scallop|
|Top Left Clockwise: Layer Cake, The Mount Fiji, Tee Pee and Overcoat|
|Top Left Clockwise: Monarch, Four Stairs, Double Pocket Square and American Beauty|
|Top Left Clockwise: The One Point, 3 Stairs Fold, Double Winged puff and Ice Cream|
And as Heidi Klum would say: "Auf Wiedersehen!!": Good Bye and Until We See Each Other Again for the final challenge of Project Quilting Season 8!!!