March 6, 2012

Work in progress

This is what I'm making from the blue knit I showed you earlier: a very simple, quite literally T-shaped, cardigan.
It is the shape I first made for my colour block top, almost a year ago. For this incarnation, I made the body 1 cm wider (it's more of a layering piece, after all) and lenghtened the sleeves. And obviously, I made it with a basic round neckline and an open front which extends 2 cm past the center front line.
Everything has been sewn together, the only thing left to do is to hem the sleeves and to tack down the neckline facing at the shoulder seams. I do the hemming on this by hand because I like the 'no topstitching' look. It's nice but it takes more time...
I think I'll be able to finish it tonight but I won't get to take pictures of me wearing it until Thursday.


  1. That is a lovely shade of blue, and is going to look amazing with your hair colour!
    I remember when you were getting that Chinese spam, but I think that was a few years ago? You might find that particular problem is no longer prevalent now. I do get the occasional ad masquerading as a comment, or some of those comments begging me to come over and be someone's follower, but the few I get are easily ignored.

  2. I like this top you made. It's really interesting to me that you're able to do the neckline with not top stitching. It looks great.

    I've been sewing some simple knit tops and am trying to improve my neckline treatments. If you had a chance to do a post explaining in detail how you get yours to look so nice, it would be very interesting.