Saturday, September 10, 2011

KnipMode 01/2010-11 Vest finished

(oops...forgot to press the hems of the arms before taking pics)

           (Linedrawing)                                           (Real colour, but this picture doesn't show
                                                                              the details as well as the above picture)

It's not often I brag about things but this time I think I'm allowed an exception. This little vest came out só much better than I had hoped for. The fabric is a pleasure to work with. It contains lycra which helps a lot to keep the fabric in shape. Even topstitching gave no hassle at all, which is rather unusual for a knit.
Sewing the facings at the collar and the midfront/bottom (all the way around) was a step I was not looking forward to. I kept thinking: "What if everything gets wonky? Will my project, so far successful, end there?" But it didn't.  Phew!!
I'm also glad that everything turned out right at the first try. Unpicking stitches in this fabric is close to impossible.
I lengthened the pattern with my usual 3 cm, just above the waist, and I must say that the waist sits just at the right place.

It's gonna be fun wearing this in the fall. The colour combines with a lot of other colours.

The fuchsia sweater (for details click here) is also finished. I don't have blog-worthy pictures of it yet. When I do, I'll show you of course.

Next thing? Cleaning up my sewing-room. It's a bit messy at the moment.

Have a nice weekend everyone.



KID, MD said...

I LOVE this!! The sewing is beautiful and the style is fabulous!

Sigrid said...

Super vestje. Heel erg goed gelukt. Moet eens kijken of ik dat nummer heb.

toy said...

wow this is beautiful

Lisa said...

This looks perfect to me , your sewing looks so neat.

Audrey said...

You are allowed to brag. It looks beautiful and I'll bet it is oh so comfortable to wear.

meilssa said...

ooh I love it!! I traced this pattern out ages ago when the magazine was new, but I never got around to making it. You are really tempting me to dig it out again!

gwensews said...

That is a beautiful little jacket. Love the seam at the waist and how it ties in front. Very nice.