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Little niece, you can come out now.
Plain cardigan by Heidi and Anna Pickles. White cotton, pale pink dome buttons from the button box. Smallest size – NB to 3 mos – so she can wear it right away. The little girl, who now is a few days overdue, lives in the desert and by 6 mos won’t really need a sweater!
I like the garter edges and the overall simplicity of the pattern. Should be easy to button her into.
Will wrap and mail once we know she’s out safely.
This pattern gave me a whole bunch of trouble (details here) but I’m pleased with the result. The asymmetry is unintentional but cute.
Turns out there wasn’t quite enough fabric in a flecked white knit remnant to make this whole top, A, (pink) with the very gathered sleeves, or even shorter gathered sleeves.
But. The fit of this top is amazing. So’s the scoop neck.
I wondered, could I lengthen the sleeveless shoulders into cap sleeves, and skip the added sleeve?
I made a few other alterations. Added several inches to the bottom, taking the length as far as the fabric would go. And instead of trying a narrow hem at the top, I took a lesson from this McCall’s tunic neck and cut a band with a raw edge to attach.
Sewed it in, finished the seam, pressed in place, topstitched on the right side.
Fabric’s from the Vogue Fabrics warehouse sale in December 2010. Don’t know what I paid for the chunk by itself since I walked out with a pile @$3.00/pound.
Alas, I don’t think this bit had a tag. So I don’t know what it is, where it’s from or how to get more.
My job’s had me in the worst mood lately. But since I actually have a job, and I collect a regular paycheck for doing what I studied to be, there’s no sense complaining. Maybe for a while, my sense of fulfillment will have to come from somewhere else.
Sewing makes me happy most of the time, so I’ve been doing more of it to compensate. And looking cute at work helps too, so I wanted to finish this refashion of a vintage nylon blouse that was way too big and sloppy.
Navy dots on a white background. Little V-neck with an attached tie. Fits beautifully under a V-neck cardigan, too.
This was a simple seam up both sides up to the sleeve.
Anybody else try out a “finished” sewing project and then realize it needs more work? Happens to me all the time. Originally I left the sleeves as they were, to the elbow. Nope.