FO 25/08 – Jersey with a soft bow

The last FO in 2008 – a nice number 25. If I would not have started to sew I might have produced a little bit more in this section. But I am happy as it is 🙂

This little jersey is from the “A Stitch in Time” book and although the modern patterns are moderately changed if changed at all I used the original as I prefer my vintage knits as vintage as possible. During this year I really changed from knitting to vintage knitting (and partly vintage sewing) I did not expect this change which also alter the way I dress now – I used to put on some Jeans and a Tee in the morning although I did not feel comfortable in it. Now I go for skirts and all my little knits; what should they wait for sitting in my wardrobe? Special occasions? A mother’s life is not that fully packed with those …

And did you know? This change also made me less frustrated when thinking about my age 😉 I think at last I got over my crisis, somehow. I could look worse and I could feel worse so let’s be happy with the way it is. (Ok, still working on it)

But what about the FO? Here it is: made of Rowan Pure Wool 4 ply in Eau de Nile with only one alteration – I made it a bit smaller than the pattern called for because I was sure that my lace part would stretch a lot. Which it did.

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And a quick note concerning the dress: It shrinked a little bit when dried but still was way too big now. As soon as I find the time and the lust I will open all the seams and try to cut it once more – I also bought the pattern again in size 8 for the top and really hope that it will be possible to cut the 8 out of this deformed 10. If it won’t work I guess I will just make a skirt out of it because I really really love this fabric – not its behaviour, though.

I will try to wash the fabric before cutting in the future but I did that with others and they all looked very crumpled and I guess I would have to sew the corners to secure them (gosh how to explain that in English, I do not know – sorry for that).

Thanks for your advice and comfort, I was really down and you guys picked me up. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a lot of nice things under the Christmas tree!



2 thoughts on “FO 25/08 – Jersey with a soft bow”

  • TITLE: schöööön
    die Form, die Farbe (die Designs aus dem Buch finde ich auch sehr ansprechend).

    Schön dass Du Deinen Kleidungsstil gefunden hast und es trägst. Es gibt eine schöne Anekdote aus Leben einer Polnischen Dichterin die am Anfang des XX Jahrhunderts lebte – als sie mal in einem Stoffkontor war uns schöne Stoffe die Ihr zu teuer waren anschaute sagte die Kauffrau – “Frau Pawlikowska, wann wollen Sie sich schön kleiden? Wenn Sie alt werden?”. Dieses Argument funktionierte :-).

    Ich bin noch nicht so weit, aber Du bist ein Vorbild für mich was das angeht … und ich gebe mir Mühe (keine neuen Jeans kaufen wenn die alten endlich kaputt gehen!).
    Liebe Grüße und alles Gute fürs Neue Jahr! (ganz egoistisch – viele viele FOs – genähte und gestrickte! Da es immer ein Augenschmaus ist :-))

    Dein quasselkasper 😉

  • TITLE:
    Wieder einmal: Großartig! Ich liebe das Feather and Fan Muster und die Farbe sieht fantastisch an Dir aus. Insgesamt erinnert mich der Pullover an den Hintergrund Deines Blogs und passt somit sehr gut hier rein und zu Dir.

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