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July 09, 2009

My creative space

I am joining in with Thursday's My Creative Space at Kootoyoo.

Clockwise from left:
  • Partly completed evening cardigan
  • Remaining cut piece of garment
  • Instructions from Vogue pattern V1058

I am putting the finishing touches on this sparkly evening cardigan, which I am giving to my sister. I mentioned it a couple of weeks ago - the design is tie front with three quarter length sleeves and designed for moderate stretch knits.

Although I have previously been warned off Vogue patterns (due to complicated construction methods), I haven't found this one to be too daunting.

Vogue V1058 provides some good information in the instructions about fitting and altering the bodice and sleeves, as well as tips for sewing stretch seams and hems. The construction has been straightforward and I have been sewing pretty much to the letter in the instructions. So far I have only made one small departure. The pattern recommends sewing in stay tape around the neck and front edges to stop the garment stretching out of shape. I have also added tape to the shoulder seams, as I suspect these would otherwise droop over time.

Unfortunately the clear instructions and construction method have been somewhat counterbalanced by the fabric itself. If at any time you think you can hear some faint yelling in the distance, that will be me: as another cut edge of the fabric goes B-O-O-O-I-N-G and curls up tightly.

Thank you very much Kirsty for hosting My Creative Space. Its great fun seeing what everyone is doing. To see who else is showing their creative space (or to join in), head over here.


  1. Arghhhhh! Boooing fabric! My thoughts are with you.

  2. I saw you over at kootoyoo and had to stop in to say "Hi" to a fellow crafty Liesl. :)

  3. That looks like very tricky fabric, but what a nice finished result!

  4. I admire you for keeping on keeping on. I think the boing would have finished me off.

    I can't wait to see it finished.

  5. I have no patience for this kind of thing. I would of "taken a rest" about 20 minutes in and then never gone back. You're a champion!

  6. oh shiny! :D I haven't used any Vogue patterns, haven't actually seen any for sale around here

  7. You are so very brave! I run from boing fabric with my apron over my head....


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