I spent some time in the backyard today. I think this cloud looks like Oahu.
And I think this one looks like Hello Kitty as a mermaid
So I made Simplicity 3835 view B Sept 2008, but I never blogged about it. You can see in this picture that the sleeves are way too tight, especially around my elbow. (Side note, I wrote the wrong pattern number in yesterday's post.)
But those sleeve ties are so cute!
I remember having huge issues with the collar being too high, so I cut it down by at least an inch. Here's what it looked like when it was too high (and I also thought it looked a bit Holly Hobbie).
So I made it again this weekend. I used the sleeves for size 20 with the bodice for 14. But I had issues with the collar again. I couldn't get it to be even all the way around and it just looked weird and I just didn't feel good about it.
So I ripped it out and put the elastic in the collar and it looks pretty good. I was going to pleat it and attach it back to the collar, but I took the easy way out and elasticized it.
I also love the sleeve ties, and they seem to fit well this time.
You can also see I'm wearing a brand new pink hat I made today too. It's my hat for this winter. Maybe I'll cut a matching scarf..
I made another pea green hat for Pete.
And I made a pillowcase with this fabric that I think I got in the Joann's remnant bin (even though it's a little over a yard). It could have been from Rag Shop. It's definitely from 2007.
I played a bit with stitches on my machine. On the left is the link stitch. On the right is a feather stitch that I like A LOT. I'll definitely be using that stitch for many many hems in the future.
I haven't finished the vest from last week, yet...still need to tack.