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7:00 AM

Updates - Circle Shrug



I have not done much sewing. I started a dress using Butterick 5259. I only have the belt, loops, and hem left, but it seems huge on me. I might cut the back, remove the zipper, and take in the sizes. Right now it looks like a giant lilac muumuu. Not my style. The belt could make a difference, too. We will see....Other than that, I have been making a bit more progress on my circle shrug. I am working on the sleeves right now. It's coming along nicely so far. Tonight I will try to finish my dress and start a top.

10 comments:

gwensews said...

I looked at this pattern on-line. Can you remove some of the fullnes by taking a deeper seam under the kimono sleeve, and continuing down the side seams? Kimono sleeves tend to be quite large. To me, it doesn't look as if you need to remove the zipper to alter.

Good luck with it. Hope it works out.

Robin said...

I agree with the other poster regarding the way I would take in the dress. What I always do before choosing a size is look at the finished measurements printed on the pattern tissue and pick accordingly. Some of the patterns have so much ease it's ridiculous! I routinely sew a size that's two (sometimes one) smaller than my measurements would indicate, for knits.

hennasplace said...

The circle shrug is looking good, and cannot wait to see the finished project. Good Luck!

Julia said...

Your knitting is beautiful!! I'm envious of your talent!

Cas... said...

Your shrug is looking good.

Good Luck with the dress.

Hilary said...

"Right now it looks like a giant lilac muumuu. Not my style." Lol! I certainly do not see you as being a muumuu kind of gal!

The Circle Shrug is looking very pretty.

Team Knit ! said...

that circle shrug is looking gerat so far!! white will be so pretty for spring/summer.

- Julie

QueenSH said...

I love shrugs..I wish I had time to venture into knitting.

AllyB said...

Woo, where have I been?! I cannot believe I've missed all these fabo outfits. I just went back over about 6 months worth of your posts and saw some truly amazing things! Great to see you're keeping the good sewing mojo going. Smooches and hugs to you for your recent issues. Sorry to hear of your heartache.

Andrea said...

Can't wait to see the finished shrug. Did you receive the April issue of Burda yet? I did on Friday. Wowwwwww!!!!