|Vogue Patterns: 8649 (Misses' Top) - Type:Tops |
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|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Fabric:||Sweater Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Sizing: I cut the 16 A, with 18 hips.|
Were the instructions easy to follow?
An angora/wool sweater knit from Mood fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
First, I added a few inches on the front overlap, so that I could wear it to work. The pattern is rather low-cut.
Second, I had to remove about 6" from the waist after making it up. It is not very slim under the bust, and I am.
This was my first sweater knit experiment and I learned a lot. For example, if you do not use clear elastic under gathers, they don't end up as gathers. Instead, the non-gathered side of the seam stretches out, and you have a messy wobbly spot. One shoulder looks terrible, and the other is great because I only used the clear elastic on one. I used the elastic also on the neck band instead of the recommended bias binding, and to stabilize the waist band.
I also had problems with stretching on the hem. You can see in the photo that it is stretched out. I do not have a walking foot or roller for my machine, and I believe that might have helped.
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