Completion:

Granny Skirt

As promised about a week ago – here’s my finished a-line skirt. I had to do some adjusting to the waistband (because my waist is not rectanglular), but I love the finished product. It isn’t a fabric I would normally pick out or wear, but somehow, here it works.

Progress:

Vivian Saddles

Whenever I’m knitting a sweater, I’ll periodically ask Mr. Cleaver “Does it looks like a sweater yet?” Answer right now? : Yes!

Learning:

Fitting reqs.

I mentioned last week I was drafting a tee and trying my first knit-sewing experience. The sewing part was okay, but the tee fit terribly. It was about 2 inches too short (not even counting hemming), the neckline was off, and it was bunching at the arms in an altogether unattractive way.

Makes mistakes feel better

Mistakes seem less daunting when you have Cadbury creme eggs.

I wandered around the house in a shirt full of pins for about a half an hour trying to figure out where I went wrong.Ā  I’ll admit that the instructions for this one aren’t terribly detailed – I’d suggest measuring a lot of your store-bought shirts first for things like length – and I was dissapointed that there were no alteration suggestions in the book, then I realized what I needed – the full bust adjustment.Ā  So I’ve totally redrafted the top for version 2.0 and purchased some more (probably inappropriately thick interlock) jersey and will hopefully cut it out later this week.

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