Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two for three

Maybe three for three. Let me explain.

Yesterday I finished the grey cowl-neck dress. Kent, in fact, did not barf on it and he kindly took this picture before he left this morning. So that's a win.

I made an A-line black knit skirt, nothing special and it turned out fine. No pictures because (a) it's boring and (b) my photographer is on a plane right now. That's win number two.

I also made a purple knit top that has a twist in the bodice (Butterick 4789). I'm still learning what fabrics work well with which patterns and also which patterns work well on me. I was a little worried that there would be too much material in the tummy area for my taste and there is. I tend to view tops or dresses like that with deep suspicion since they look like maternity clothes to me. The sleeves also come down further than I like; I don't think cap sleeves are a particularly good look for me. Plus the knit fabric is probably a little heavier than it should be. Since the pattern only cost me $1 and the fabric is remnants from another project, I'm not really out anything except my time.  I'm going to play around with it a little more before I say it's a loss but right now it's most definitely not a win.


Jeanne said...

It is a win! Love the photo.

kittiesx3 said...

Thanks. It turned out to be a bit boobalicious, but that's a good thing to Kent. I'll just have to get over being self-conscious.