Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Oh, It's Just A Body Body Body ...

Does anyone else know that song? I thought I was pretty clever with my title today, lol. Random indie music for the win! Anyway, I've made some noticable progress on my OAL sweater ...
 I finished the body last night! Woo hoo! I find this stage as the deceptively encouraging stage in sweater making - it feels like you should be mostly finished, but in reality it takes just as long as making the body to make the sleeves and button bands. Oh well, I still can't help but feel excited :)
I particularly love how the lace bottom has that scallop going on and hat the ribbing extends into those scallops. Isn't it pretty? This is the Sunshower Cardigan by Andi Satterlund, and I'm really loving it so far :)
I've also been on a t-shirt sewing kick lately. I've sewn 3 shirts this week and made an alteration to one. Sadly, I will only wear one of the me-made shirts and the altered one, but two out of three ain't bad either! The two "unwearable" ones were experiments with new patterns and self-drafted pieces, so I wasn't too hear broken about them. One is just too crazy plus the fit is off and I just don't like it enough to mess with it more, the other came out really well but I didn't account for the fabric having less stretch than normal so it's more snug than I would like. Anyway, I'm hoping to photograph these soon so I can put them up here - stay tuned for t-shirt time!
I've been zipping right through books lately, and now I"m onto The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins. The audiobook I have is read by several actors, one of whom is Roger Rees, oddly enough. He just passed away last week, so I'm going with it that I'm listening to this book in homage :) It's been interesting so far.
That's it on the making front this week :) Head over to Gracey's Goodies to see what others are making up!

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