Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Yikes, already!

So, obviously I decided not to join in Me-Made-May this year!  I tried to transform it into a Me-Making-May, to focus on giving myself time to create instead of focusing on using what I have made (of which very little is left).  Only toward the end of the month have I been successful.  Wait, that's not true, I have been regularly knitting.  But only this weekend have I managed to get out the sewing machine.

Wait, again that's not true!  But on my first attempt at the beginning of the month I did a big oopsie and that set me back and demoralised me a bit.  Because, you see, I cut out my fabric upside down!  On a directional print!  Yesss...*that* mistake.  And then I spent several weeks trying to figure out how to work with it and fix it.  In the end I decided to change fabrics and projects because nothing I was coming up with to 'save the project' was inspiring me.

So, here's my sewing project in process: guess which pattern??


I am absolutely in love with my chosen fabrics.  I have some doubts about the finished project though.  I think there are some fitting issues.  This is my first project off the bench for probably a year, so I would just like it to be wearable.  I previously had fitting issues with another top I tried to make from this company, so it may just be that the drafting is not going to work for me without lots of tweaking.  And I don't have the energy to do that when, frankly, Simplicity and New Look and Burda patterns fit me pretty darn well with minimal tweaking.  I may just have to swear off tops from this company, but I hope this one turns out okay!!

And my knitting efforts have been going toward the Elemental Boatneck by Hannah Fettig.  I really hope this one turns out, as the finished model in the magazine looks gorgeous and feels very 'me.'  I am quite enjoying the stitch so far.  I have made some mistakes, but they don't really show, another plus in my book!!



See?  I am dutifully working on it... I'm using Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima (cotton) and boy does the stuff ever pill like crazy!!  I regularly have to cut off these little balls that accumulate and gunk up my working yarn.  So, we'll see how it wears after it's finished...

  
Have a good week everyone!


9 comments:

  1. If I should guess, I think the pattern is from Colette (I remember your Sencha issues) but I can't really see which pattern it is. Looks like a nice colour scheme, though so I hope the final garment fits you!

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    1. And after I posted I saw that you had tagged the post Colette. Ah, well.

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    2. Yes, it's a Colette! I hope it works out too! :) I never even posted photos of the Sencha - disasterous!

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  2. I love the fabrics you've chosen too! so I hope it works out for you. I've not tried a Colette pattern, I suspect from seeing all their creations on other ladies that their sloper is for a more buxom figure than mine. For that reason Burda is great for me :)

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    1. Yes I imagine it's not the best sloper for me, but I let temptation get the best of me!

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  3. Ooh sharp! I didn't publicly join either, but I did surprise myself at how easy it has become.

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  4. I like the stripes in progress. Lovely colours x

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  5. The fabric looks lovely and the colour of your knit is so beautiful!
    Hope the fit works out. :)

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  6. The fabric looks lovely and the colour of your knit is so beautiful!
    Hope the fit works out. :)

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