Tuesday, 1 April 2014

First Quarter Finish Number 2

I actually finished this a few weeks ago, but I seem to find it even more difficult to blog about projects than to finish them. 

Unlike my KCW dresses for the girls, this Vogue 8731 tunic went according to plan as described in my goal setting post
The fabric was a tiny bit challenging.  The pattern called for a knit with 2-way stretch, and my fabric had 4-way stretch, but it was certainly manageable.  And, it also called for bias tape for the neckband, but I ignored that and used a strip of cross-grain fabric, just as I would for a t-shirt, and I'm really pleased with the way it lays flat against my chest.  And the horizontal pin-tucks add some very nice front shaping.

 I'd love to make something else out of this beautiful and very inexpensive Santiago knit, but it only seems to be available in the one colour.  It's incredibly comfortable, and looks nice with leggings.  I'm definitely going to make this pattern again in a longer length, though.  And, that's a second finish--a 200% improvement over last quarter.

Finish Along 2014

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