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!