(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.