Saturday, January 27, 2007

SWAP 2007: Wadder!

The cream rib knit top is officially a wadder!!! I tried to make it work, but in the end I decided to cut my losses and give up.

This failure is primarily due to fabric although I think the pattern contributed too. The rib knit opened up as it was worked with, resulting in a dropped sleeve garment which was totally unanticipated. Remember, this is a TNT pattern, which has never sewed up into a dropped sleeve before! OK, so I took 3/4" out of the body of the top at the armholes and resewed the sleeves. Much better.

However, once the side seams got sewed up, The whole garment was just dumpy looking. I even tried deepening the seams. for a slimmer fit. Nope, no good, still dumpy.

And the pattern? I need to re-check the tracing I used. I'm pretty sure I used the newest version, but something about it just doesn't seem right.

So, my SWAP continues at a glacial pace. Maybe I should try an item from a woven fabric next.

1 comment:

Gorgeous Things said...

I've had very similar experiences with some sweater knits, including one that DH hand carried back home from Australia. What a shame about yours. The knit sounds lovely, pity about the pattern combo. Well, onwards and upwards, right?