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« on: April 14, 2009 02:44:23 PM »

So, I meant to make this in time for Easter, but a combination of procrastination and major misshaps led me to finish it this week instead. Ah, well. I still like it a lot:

This pattern was okay... I like the finished product but some of the instructions were difficult to understand. This led to some... I won't say mistakes, but I definitely had to rip out more than one seam.

Normally I take pattern instructions as mere suggestions. But this time I tried to be more perfectionist and follow all steps, even ironing (!) It paid off. It fit better and looked nicer than a lot of the non-knit items I've made.

Eventually my natural laziness and impatience overcame me, and I did this:

it would have taken three seconds to change to navy thread. Ugh. I sewed through elastic so I didn't feel it would be viable to rip it out.

It is plenty roomy, but I still thought it was flattering. (That's Mr. Penguin and some birthday party decorations in the hallway)

The pattern calls for rick rack and buttons. I didn't have appropriate rick rack, but I might try it next time.

I plan to sew some pink buttons on but I really wanted to wear it today, so I went with my "teacher" pin.

The wonderful fabric is more from my late grandma's stash. There was only a yard of the floral and half a yard of the polka dot, so I cut carefully. These two fabrics happened to be together in a fabric pile in my grandma's sewing room, which had no organization to it at all, so it was entirely random that they should be next to each other. I really love them together.

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009 02:52:05 PM »

I have been trying to free hand a top just like that! It looks really great on you. I refuse to organize my fabric room for just this reason

« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009 11:01:56 AM »

that looks great!  i have that pattern sitting in my closet and ive been going back and forth on if i like it enough or not.  the contrasting really does a lot for it.  i'm convinced, i'm gonna make it.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009 07:37:18 PM »

That is so cute! Excellent fabric choices, yes. I may go and buy this pattern now Cheesy

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