Thursday, February 21, 2013

Take a Look At The New Top I Sewed This Week!

I worked on a new top this week.  I like this style on me, I think it is slimming.  I did some adjusting and sewed it out on a cheaper knit that I got at JoAnn's.  This was sort of my muslin.  If it didn't fit, then I wasn't out much money.  It did turn out cute and I liked my little knit material.  I turned the top and back yoke in the diagonal direction to give it a little more contrast.  What I wasn't thinking when I bought this material was that I would have to match it!  Something else I wasn't planning on.

It does still need one tiny adjustment, I noticed when I tried it on that it falls forward just a hair on my shoulders.  I will have to make that adjustment and then it will be ready for the really pretty red knit fabric that I am going to make another one out of.  This pattern is Vogue V8816 if anyone is interested in making this.  It is an unusual pattern and I had to stop and look it for the longest time to see how to adjust it.  I always have to take in the yoke because I am small across the shoulders.  I even called the company and they would not help me at all.  They said they don't tell how to make adjustments, and they told me to just make a muslin.  I thought they might give me a little guidance, but I guess not. 

Here is my cute little summer top!  Let me know what you think, and if you decide to make one, I can help you with any questions.  Thanks, Cindy

Monday, February 18, 2013

Finished My Shawl!


 
It is all finished and I am so much more happy with it now!  If you did not see my first post, my shawl just looked unfinished and kind of blah.  Everyone wrote to me and said I needed to crochet an edging around it.  Well, that is exactly what I did.  Here it is!



It made it larger all the way around and dressed it up a bit.  I would of preferred to be able to find some yarn that matched in the pink or blue color, but I could not match it at all.  The only thing I could find was the cream color.  I thought about ordering some more yarn but didn't really want to pay another $50.00!  Now I will really look like a grandma sitting with my shawl on!!  Thank you to everyone that wrote to me and gave me suggestions!!  I am glad to have the experts to rely on!