June has been mostly good, I’ve finished a couple of items that had been hanging about for ages, completed my shirt dress, and blogged about all of them apart from this knitted Cardigan and a sad wadder!
I’m pleased this Miette is finished, sewn up and has buttons, as it took nearly a year to finish it off.
It’s so bright it’s not going to go with much, the wool and buttons were really expensive. Never mind, I love the lime cowl I made from this wool, as I’d bought it for a pattern that needed a lot more than the Miette, originally.
I’ve realised that I’m not that into handknitted jumpers and cardigans anymore. I wish I’d kept some of the patterns I knitted up when I was at university though, some really stunning, statement patterns.
Just to have complete documentation, a wadder I’m really disappointed with. This one s Vogue 8997 one of the Eve appeal #sipand sew dresses. I’ve spent so long on it too. I made two toiles out of lining fabric, to get it to fit. However, when I sewed up the lined bodice I needed to take in the bottom of the v neck, which I got to work, by putting a small dart effect in. Then I sewed in the sleeves which pulled the neckline out of shape and bagged it on one side! And I really can’t put it right. I really loved this fabric and lined it with satin backed crepe, so substantial money definitely down the drain! But as I was making it, I felt it was probably a dress I wouldn’t wear that often. I don’t know whether to bother making one out of the bright scuba now. I’ll leave it til October maybe, but I do need something to wear for graduation in a months time. Is it really worth sewing my own clothes? I’ve counted up, I think I’ve made or started at least 22 items this year and half of them have been failures. Sometimes I just don’t know.