So when I found this light knit fabric at fabric mart I figured it would be a perfect marriage.
Th pattern went together great, though it doesn't fit together exactly as you might expect. Yes, I had to read the instructions several times to get it right, but it did come together eventually. I love the cowl and the overal all drapi-ness of it. As well as all the room.
It was all that 'room' that did me in. I looked at the pattern and thought - oh, no need for a FBA - there's so much design ease in this...
What I didn't take into account is that a true FBA also adjusts for length - and somehow, through the photos and the line drawings (see if you can spot the problem)
I had missed just how short the front of this sweat is.
|The seamstress is not amused|
I mean really...
If I hemmed this it would hit me just at my beltline. While on some tops that might be perfect but on a drapey capey sweat wrap thingy... :(
It needs more length. That being said, I've spent two weekend mornings bumming around in this thing. I love that it doesn't have real 'sleeves' so I can work with it on and still feel like I'm wrapped up in a blanket.
I don't think I need two of these, so I doubt I'll make another, but I'm glad I scratched the itch and finally made something from this pattern.