Apparently if you stop sewing for extended periods,
you can just flip the "on" switch on your sewing machine
and it all comes back to you...
...even if I thought about all the knitting that I could have been doing
while I sewed.
Does that make me a bad person?
Is it crafting adultery to think of one craft with such lust
while spending time with another?
Pattern: Little Woo- Patterns by Figgy's
Fabric: purple velour and heavier cotton from stash
I have to be honest about this pattern.
It is fast to cut out and sew up.
But my expectation of the garment was different to what it is.
I didn't know that this was a casual cardigan/coat.
The knit edges are meant to be left unhemmed
(I hemmed mine)
and it is not a shaped garment;
the sleeves and body are cut out as one piece.
I cut out the size 4/5 for the little goddess who is a
tall-soon-to-be-four- year older.
Even with hemming, it is a generous and lengthy fit
and I think it may be 15 months
rather than 3 months till she gets to wear it.
On the positive side,
it is a fast casual cardi to whip up
and I would be interested to see the results in a lighterweight knit.
If you are not looking for the more structured garment that I was,
this might suit you
(And it probably highlights another of my bad habits...
I don't read patterns through before I start)
Also, the little goddess seems to have followed through
on her new regard for purple
(now her fourth favourite colour
following pink, "rainbow" and red)
I just can't stop while I am ahead.
Blue is next...