Et voilá: the blouse-jacket, nr. 10 from KnipMode June/2010
Between the heavy rainshowers I was able to take a picture outside. The light indoors is really bad at the moment and my camera has a lot of trouble with it. So I'm glad there was a dry moment because the outside pictures are much clearer. The hem looks uneven but that's the effect of the wind blowing up one side.
I kind of like it. I'm not over the moon about it. It's less fitted than I expected it to be. It needs a belt I think. Or not. What do you think?
There is not much waist at the moment. 3 more days and the 'normal' weekroutine returns. Usually I loose the extra vacationpounds in a couple of weeks.
Anyway, back to the jacket. I believe it could also do with a pair of shoulderpads. Just small ones.
I chose in the end to sew only 1 button on each sleeve, and not 2 as the magazine prescribes. I didn't see the sense of 2 and thought it would be a bit too much.
If I remember correctly I promised you to tell about the check-up at the orthopedist last tuesday.
Well, he was very content with how the fingers looked like and with the level of movement.
He wants to see me once more in about 4 months time and then, he thinks, the check-ups can end. I should continue with fysio because he expects it's undoable to do it on my own. THAT'S MY GUY!! Just as I hoped. Altough I do hope also that 4 full months of fysio won't be necessary and that there will be enough improvement before that.
By-the-way, a few nights ago I dreamt I had full movement again. It was insane and weird and wonderful. Then I woke up.... ah well, that's life.
So, what's next on my sewing list. Uhmm......not much. I don't have any real plans at the moment. Somewhere in the back of my mind the idea is growing to make another SWAP, fall-inspired this time. I'm still thinking about the colours but I can't seem to make up my mind. Maybe this plan has to ripen a bit more.
I bought the september-Burda last weekend and I saw a few things that I really liked. I already mentionned earlier that the september-issue of KnipMode was very inspiring too. So interesting patterns are not the problem. Just a plan. That's what's lacking at the moment.
I'll clean up the sewingroom because that always helps to clear my sewing-mind and come up with something.
More news on that the next time.