Sunday, January 31, 2010

January Garment of the Month

I don't think I mentioned it, but I joined a sew-along on Patternreview called One Garment a Month (drinking Kool Aid with Robin gets me in trouble every time. hee hee). Anyway, as the name suggests, you pledge to make one garment for yourself or someone else every month. Easy, right? Well, naturally I waited until the last minute, but I finished this afternoon! I made one of those knock off DKNY cozy wrap thingies in some wool jersey fabric. I finished today at 4:30 (just as the sun was setting), so the dark gray fabric is nice and dark and impossible to see. And to make matters worse, my camera battery was dead and we had to use Joe's cell phone. But here it is anyway in various uh, variations:

Not drunk, just mid-blink:

Goofing off with my photographer:

And here's the copied and pasted pattern review:
Pattern Description:
Misses knit top and cardi-wrap with front variations
Pattern Sizing:
XXS-XL, I made the small
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think so!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Definitely. It was so easy.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
No matter how I placed the pattern pieces, I couldn't get them to fit on my cutting table. I had to let some of the fabric/pattern piece lay on a bar stool while I cut the other end on my table.
Fabric Used:
Wool jersey from a fabric co-op
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't finish the edges (which felt so weird, but looks great). I also didn't do the last step of the sleeve cuff because I liked the length as-is.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
If I can get my hands on some more of this awesome wool jersey, definitely!
I love this cardi. I have wanted a DKNY cozy for a while, but am not willing to spend $200 on something like that, and knitting one would take FOREVER. I was excited to find some wool jersey on sale in one of my fabric co-ops, so I went for it and couldn't be happier!


Robin said...

Good to know, on the non-finishing of the edges! My kinda project...

Looks great!

Marjorie said...

A garment a month, huh? I hope you have better luck than I did with my 12 sweaters in 2009.

Nice top!