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.
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!