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« on: November 18, 2006 04:03:48 AM »

So, I started this wrap-around blouse/bolero without a pattern (!). And for a long time I was dissatisfied with it. It turned out too large and really chunky for me and I felt like a big boned Viking woman. So for a long time it just lay there....

But finally I abandoned the design I had in mind (using two knitted straps to tie around oneself) and my room mate tried it on (she is taller than me) and it looks adorable! She simply tied the ends of the garment elegantly in the front (since they were way too long for the original idea anyway). She loves it and is now likely to wear what would have been lying in some corner in my closet forever if she hadn't tried it on....
I am so happy!

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2006 04:55:31 AM »

I think it looks very nice. It is a shame you don't like it on yourself but at least it has found a home.

You know the older I get the more I have that problem. Wether it is sewing or knitting I think something is going to look great, I make it correctly, I try it on and go OH NO. I can decide if it is my "maturing" body or my "maturing" mind that is the problem  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2006 08:20:21 AM »

omg i really love it
did you write down how you made it?
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006 09:29:45 AM »

omg i really love it
did you write down how you made it?

No, but basically I just started making a triangular front piece which I kept knitting on so that it linked on to the back piece. (I did this by adding stitches after I had passed the shoulder part.) Then I knitted another triangular shaped part which I sewed on to the whole thing (by the other shoulder). I went pretty quickly since I used no 10 needles. It wasn't very difficult, I just improvised since I figured I could easily start over if I failed completely. Which I did.  Cheesy

But at least one woman's failure is a room mate's treasure.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006 04:28:59 PM »

It looks good - so light and airy!
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2006 02:07:01 AM »

I'm the lucky flatmate who now have this wonderfull garment!! Also a new Craftster devoutee! Thank you Knitty club!! You are a gem!
Knit on, knit on!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2006 05:05:47 AM »

It really nice!

Personally I think it might work a little better sleeves, even short ones.
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007 02:30:39 AM »

if you might remember how the pattern goes id love it...thanks
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2007 10:35:34 AM »

Sorry, I just improvised really. And by now I've forgotten! I guess the moral of the story is - dare to go out on a limb! You never know where it will take you! And sometimes what you think will turn out bad turns out really perfect (for you or someone else)!
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007 11:44:35 AM »

I think it looks pretty darn good....cute too!
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