Monday, July 11, 2011

Sewing FO: Summer dress

In comparison to knitting projects, sewing projects sure do go a lot faster. I've been sewing a lot more this spring and summer. This dress is Vogue Patterns V8555. I brought in the neckline by about 1/2 an inch on each side, and also raised the front of the neckline by about 1/2 an inch. The fabric is this great stretch cotton twill with pinkish goldfish on a pale green background. The bodice is lined with some lightweight muslin and the skirt is unlined. This dress will be perfect for the ginormous garden party that I host every year.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

WIP- Cable collar top

I do believe this is the most boring looking WIP ever. It's the Cable Collar Top by Norah Gaughan from the Vogue Knitting spring/summer 2011 issue. The most interesting feature of this top is the collar, but I haven't gotten there yet, so all you see now is what looks like 2 very large swatches. I actually find it relaxing to knit a lot of stockinette, especially when it is not in the round so that I can alternate between knit and purl rows.

My yarn is Valley Yarns Southwick, which is a blend of pima cotton and bamboo. It has a really nice drape, and is only slighty splitty. I'm enjoying knitting with it. The top is knitting up pretty quickly.