Saturday, February 19, 2011

I should stick to knitting...

For Christmas I got a serger and some new patterns. Today I took both for a test ride.

This is Jalie 2910. It hasn't been hemmed yet, I'm trying to decide if I should hem it, or throw it away. I don't think it looks too bad- but it has issues. I wouldn't buy it in a store for one. The top is too big, and the bottom just a bit too small (but I don't think it looks too tight...) The torso is also too long, and the back too wide, so it bunches

I am not even sure HOW to go about hemming it due to so many layers of fabric in the front... I'm thinking about just copping out and doing a rolled hem. I asked Kevin how he thinks I should hem the sleeves, and he said "as close as possible to what they are at" - it is the perfect long sleeve length right now, isn't it. Yeah- this is supposed to be a 3-quarter length sleeve! Apparently I'm way little.

So what do you think? Is it a keeper?


Linda said...

It's cute, but definitely too big for your frame. Also, the fabric you've used seems a little thick, and that adds to the bulkiness. Maybe use a lighter knit next time?

Skittl1321 said...

Fabric is actually quite thin. The wrap style means there are multiple layers. Maybe now that I've done it I can figure out how to make the shoulder smaller.