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Old 06-11-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I saw a woman the other day wearing a maxi dress (I think - she was sitting down) and this sheer garment over the dress. I wanted to comment/ask her about it, but I didn't get the chance. I tried to look it up online to see if I could find someone who sells it. My problem is that it's hard to describe.

It was like a mesh overlay vest, but very openly woven (maybe 1/2 inch apart) in metallic gold strands intersected by what looked like gold beads or pearls or something. It was so pretty, much prettier than it sounds.

Do any of you have any idea what I'm talking about or who might sell it?
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Could it be a duster?
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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crotchet?
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Could it be a duster?
I'm sorry, I should have mentioned the vest was only about waist length.

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I was so taken with the bead/pearl aspect, I didn't even think to look up crochet. I'll Google "crochet vest" with "beads," "adornments," "pearls," etc.

Thanks so much, you guys!
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Old 06-12-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Could it have been some sort of shawl? My sons teacher wears silk Pashmina shawls all year long and they are so beautiful.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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I tried to respond last night but the post went *poof*.

Try searching shrug, bolero, sleeved shawl, duster, open vest...what else did we call them 20 years ago when we couldn't walk 10 feet without tripping on something in a crocheted silk or rayon net covered in bugle beads?

Check Penney's, Macy's...the larger department stores in the accessories dept.

I scoured eBay (I was up anyway) and found some cool shrugs, ranging from simply shoulder topping to waist length (cocoon) but most had some sort of arm coverage...can find sleeveless or with capped sleeves from time to time.

Oh, check Etsy, too...lots of knitters there making amazing things.
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Old 06-13-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I have seen this effect in some catalogs. Probably not the specific thing, but use of a see thru layer over another top. Sorry I can't be more specific, but try J Jill, Soft Surroundings, Garnet Hill websites.
Also I think Eileen Fisher has some sheer tops like this.
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Was it a shrug of some kind? I hate not being able to describe certain clothing. >_<
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:25 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Thanks for all the responses. Yes, those are probably a lot of words to describe what I saw. I just can't seem to describe the "bead" part of it. The whole thing actually looked like it was made of metal, or metallic, but, again, that just doesn't sound as pretty as it looked.

I'll keep trying - thanks again!
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Old 06-18-2009, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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So the yarn had a metallic thread? I see that a lot with rayon or acrylic.

Boy...I just imagined a chainmaille vest...dude. That would be impressive...and weighty.
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