Wow, hang in there with me while I adjust to WordPress. This is going to be a learning process. And thank you for coming on over from smunch.
Well here I am, with another Victory pattern, this time Hazel. I tend to disregard recommended fiber content because I’m too focused on colors and prints, so the top is a cotton shirting and the bottom is some kind of crinkly something (I’m very technical). The thing about it is, – these colors were different before I bought them. I swear to you the top was a lighter minty-blue and the bottom was an orangey-mustard (OK some people reading that may be glad the colors mysteriously changed) and I was kind of disappointed when I got home. My evidence is that the thread I bought PERFECTLY matched in the store, and it sure doesn’t now. Lighting I guess – the dress is still OK, just not what I thought I was making.
Like Chloe, I cut the top in a 6 and tapered the waist to the hips from a 6 to an 8, and it worked fairly well again. Sadly, when I put it on for these pictures I heard a big “Crrkk” (is that how you spell a rip sound?) and the point of the “V” on the neckline ripped. I’ll try to stitch it up but at least it’s covered by the bow. I think it’s related to what I’ve found to be true with both patterns I’ve made – the arm holes are somewhat small and the arms are therefore restrictive, and I even have noodle arms. I can’t do a push up.
Overall, good, easy enough (although it is marked beginner, I would have had a tough time with the neck if I was a true beginner – or maybe that just speaks to the level I’m still at!). I’m thinking about modifying it but I’m not going to say how because EVERY single time I say on my blog I’m going to do something, I NEVER EVER do it.
So, this is very different from blogspot and I think I’m going to have to go through a few iterations to get what I want – I know it’s very taboo to have a craft blog with no banner but I really don’t like the free themes that have banners and many of my pictures were lost with the Great Hard Drive Crash of 2012. Bear with me!