September 6, 2010
Do de do do, feelin' groovy...
This is from New Look 6735 and some fabric that I've had since college-- the local Wal-Mart was having a $1 a yard warehouse-type sale one weekend, and my mom and I went to check it out. I got this and another piece of knit-type fabric-- I used the other years ago, but hadn't quite come up with the right thing for this.
I basically did this pattern as is, though I set in the sleeves flat, hand-sewed the buttonholes (what a pain) and made it something like 6" longer than it called for. Which I'm glad I did, because this definitely has the potential to look like a granny sweater and I think the extra length will help take it more towards boho! So I'll have to be careful what I wear it with, but I'm excited to have a new piece to add to my closet for Self-Stitched September! (Also happy that I managed to sew it in its entirety yesterday.)
I have something like a yard or two of this fabric left-- I'm thinking it's too distinctive to use as a shirt as is (not to mention the zig-zaggy knit makes it rather see-through, which is why I wanted to finish this cardigan before it got cold--that also makes it really lightweight). I'm pretty sure that this stuff is made of polyester, but I'd like to attempt overdyeing the leftovers in black-- I'm hoping I can tone it down enough to use it as a shirt to wear over something else.