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.