I'm a little late getting this up on the blog. I wore the cardi to work on Monday and took pictures then. It's growing on me, though I'm still not completely satisfied.
No head shot this time. I had a mean mug on after work and wasn't feeling any of the photos!
The cardi looks way better on the dress form than on me because I'm chunkier than I was when I first padded this out in 2012. Um...I suppose I should fix that.
Ugh! Same camera, different lighting. Maybe I should take pictures where the dress form is. Hmm.
You can really see my broad back and poor posture in this photo. The fit isn't tight, but I am not thrilled about the look.
The back was too long in the muslin, so I hacked off two inches. Bad idea. Now the back rides up if the shoulder seam shifts too much. Oops. Seems like I didn't avoid the shrunken look as Sharon suggested.
I don't know if this style of cardigan is for me. Like others have said, I need to find a style that works and stick with it. They're so cute on everyone else though! I love how it looks on the dress form, but meh.
Anyway. On to the next project.
I am almost finished with my umpteenth pair of jeans. (Wow...spell check did not auto-correct "umpteenth." Is that a really a word?) Squirrel!
Okay. What was I saying? Oh yeah, jeans are almost finished. I just need to attach the belt loops, sew the buttonhole, and hem. These joints are tight - but not uncomfortable.
I have to take pictures of the first completed steps of my Starting from Scratch journey. While I'm still motivated to keep going with the plan, I want to sew some spring-summer stuff. I don't wear enough dresses and want to incorporate more of them in my wardrobe.
I also started another jacket, S2284. This has been on my list for a while and I finally decided to get to it. So far, it's okay. The muslin fit reasonably well; we'll see how it sews up.
Hah. This is as far as I've gotten. One seam at a time.
In other randomness, I bought four new Jalie patterns. I loved Kyle's work out skorts and wanted some for summer biking. The other three patterns are Kyle's fault too because...well...who else am I going to blame? Me for having no self control? Pfft.
I bought a gravity feed iron last June and finally started using it in September when my second digital Black & Decker cooked itself. I got tired of using self-heating-potential-fire-starters, and decided to invest in the GF iron.
I'll never go back to a basic iron again for sewing. This thing is heavy and generates a ton of steam. I have a $10 Target iron that I use for ironing clothes for dressing. Even this little iron gets really hot and creates a lot of steady steam. I've even burned my fingers (and thread) a few times with it.
Anyone else have a GF iron? How do you like it?
I think that's enough randomness for today.