Monday, October 12, 2015

Sewing: Finished Cardigan

No sleeves yet

So. Sewing. I can't give it up. I stepped away from it for a while but I kept getting an urge to give it a go again. I want to sew.  I want to create something with my own hands. I want to say that I finished something.  I have a few more patience than I did even just a few months ago and I want to just sew for the pleasure of creating something. Not for any other reason - which in the past, I've felt the need to do things out of survival,  not for enjoyment. With that kind of thinking,  I'd get frustrated when I wasn't perfect because it was something I felt I HAD to do. This thinking applied to everything I did. I didn't see the benefit it doing anything "fun" unless there was a purpose attached to it. I'm sure I will get into a post about that at a later date ;) But for now...

We have a fabulous local store that sells All fabric at $2.99/yard. It doesn't matter the type of fabric, it's all the same price. They even have closeout tables which is awesome too. It's hit or miss but they really do have some great quality fabric to pick from. Well, wouldn't you know…Ms. V over here (Me)…is not one to take the easy road so I chose this beautiful grey knit. (sorry for the fuzz pics!) If you sew, you know that knit is certainly not the easiest fabric to deal with, especially for a beginner. I figured, if I can master sewing with knit, I can sew anything. 

I took my time. AND ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THE PATTERN. -<------That right there, folks, is a huge thing. I am impatient, hate following directions and halfway through I usually have a vision of something completely different and try to alter whatever it is that I try to make…yah. That never turns out good, especially since I am not a master sewist.(is that a word??)...yet *wink*

Well, here are the results. I will say, it's not perfect. There are a couple of wonky stitches/seams but it's structured pretty good, the grain is in the right direction, and the seams are tight and aren't puckered and wavy like I had read about happening sometimes when you try to sew with knit.  I learned a few things on the way too, that I will use when working on my next sewing project.

Yes. I do plan on sewing again. This thing is actually wearable…probably not for public display yet, but wearable nonetheless. I think it came out pretty good and can't wait to pick up some more knit to make another.


  1. I think it turned out great! I still remember the bag/purse you made :) My mom has been sewing for years and she refuses to sew with knit. Lol!

  2. Knit is intimidating! She should try it though. Once you do it, it's not too bad.


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