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Topic: My finished Vintage Knits Cami....finally!  (Read 1508 times)
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« on: August 06, 2006 03:01:43 PM »

It took almost a year to start, leave it, and then get back to finishing it, but I'm done!

Not really pleased how it turned out though...The fitting is terrible.  Too boxy, not long enough (of course, it would have helped if the pattern had listed the finished length WITH the straps), straps were too long and had to be adjusted, and the trim doesn't stand up nicely like in the picture, even after blocking.  I also couldn't figure out how the hell to thread the damn thing with ribbon (look at the picture as a guide, the directions said. Nice.), so I just did it around the top and it's fine.  I don't think I'd wear it alone, probably with a cami, or over another cami since it's too short on me.  Oh well!

« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 03:19:31 PM »

I've got the same book, but haven't tried anything out of it yet... now I know to make sure I know how long I need it to be. Thanks for your tips - sorry to benefit from your pain  Sad
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2006 03:42:06 PM »

I think it looks cute.
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2006 06:37:02 PM »

You look great. No worries.
How about threading ribbon through the eyelets under the bust? It would fit the top more closely to you.
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2006 06:42:00 PM »

Congratulations on finishing it!  It's cute, and I love the colour.

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006 08:26:42 PM »

Yours looks really nice!  I had some major fitting problems with mine as well.  I have a long waist, so I made it an inch or two longer than the instructions said, just on principle, but it turned out huge.  Yours looks a lot narrower and more fitted than mine.  I loved how the one in the book looked on the model, but the actual shape of the cami isn't very fitted at all, is it?  Yours looks really cute, though, and will look great worn over another cami.

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