I'm kind of excited that the Rutgers ballroom dance team is on Dancing With the Stars tonight. I took lessons with the ballroom club a few years back and used to go to monthly social workshops lead by their head coach. So I think it will be cool to see the coach on tv!
When I told folks at SPR weekend that I have this week off from work, a few asked if I would spend every day sewing. Truthfully, sewing hadn't even crossed my mind as a planned activity for this week. I was feeling worn out from work and thought I would try to do as little as possible this week.
But after this weekend, the sewing bug hit again. Really, how could it not?? Last night I cut out Simplicity 2552 view A, the Cardigan. Today, I spent ~6 hours sewing it. It's black knit because I wanted something to wear when I'm wearing sleeveless shirts in the office and the air conditioning gets too cold. I plan on making something similar in brown.
I swear, it looks cuter in person.
It has pleats at the collar, one on each side.
The pattern envelope I had went up to a 12, so I made the 12 since a reviewer on SPR said that the cardigan ran small. She was right. If I had the 14 I would have made the 14, but that must be the next pattern envelope. It meant that I couldn't really close it down the front--and neither is the model on the pattern envelope, even though she has buttons down the front of her cardigan! I used a snap and sewed a button to the very top.
It took a long time to get the front placket the way I wanted it--like an hour. But after that it went pretty smoothly. I feared that sleeve shoulder dart because of a bad experience in the past, but this one was easy peasy.
Again, I think it looks a lot better in person. I bet it would be even cuter in green.
So much to sew, so little time...
Hey, does anyone know of a good tutorial for swayback??? I need to learn how to do that before I make my next semi-fitted dress. Thanks!