This is a fun vest and I am happy with it. But the pattern instructions are not great, and I would advise a new sewer to use tutorials for both narrow hems and mitered corners.
I bought this knit from Mood and when it arrived I was so disappointed in the color. I thought it was the exact color of dirt with no humus in it. I soldiered on though because I was raised by a Marine, and to admit defeat is just not an option. That is partially tongue in cheek but oh, rather true too. I knew it would be voluminous and thought the pockets would get lost so I added flaps. I was going to silk screen this but I rather like it plain. The vest has grown on me and I think it will be worn a lot in the spring when it is above 35F.
Raglan sleeves, cuffs, collar and tie, pockets, odd shaped facings. The only thing that makes this simple is the price, and it is unlined. Wouldn't it be great in a boiled wool? If you are interested in the review, it is here. Simplicity 2024
|Look at the closure-isn't that cute?|
|New Look 6648|
Working on my Clovers. This is muslin #1 straight out of the envelope. The back view is ...ahem...interesting. I am now on muslin #3 and using fashion fabric. I think they will be wearable, and I know I will make up another pair with the next alteration. I don't usually get technical here...is anyone interested in Clover fitting? I'll outline my process if so.
Finally, on the right is NL6648. I have made this top 3 times since 2008, the year I began sewing seriously. I really like this top, and it was fun to repeat a pattern I tried as a newbie.
Other news: I have a killer ingrown toenail! Everything was fine until about 8pm last night and BAM! immediate and excruciating pain. I find it laughable that this is driving me nuts-I am the same woman who walked partway out of the Prineville wilderness with a broken leg and collapsed lung.
More fashion and sewing news to come. And a post on organizing your pattern stash. Also some great recipes, a discussion of music and marriage and perhaps some details about my work with recovery programs.