The unloved sweater

in #photography8 months ago (edited)

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Not much words this Monday… I have migraines for days and was not very successful in finishing anything. It’s not only the misbehaving head, also that I will have a group exhibition on February the 8th and I am still working on some paintings. One fits so well into the #needleworkmonday that I wanted to show it to you. It is called „The sheep are upside down“ and I made it with acrylic paint on used cardboard.

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But back to my #needleworkmonday accomplishments: I sewed a sweater together. That’s all. Sigh.
The sweater is from Fibremood and I finished it maaaannnnnnyyyyyyy weeks ago. Since then it is sleeping in the box of shame, as I did not find the motivation to sew it together. And I have a reason for this, although I love the lace pattern on the front and the bishop sleeves.

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Several weeks ago, I started to close the shoulder seams and sew the sleeves onto the body, I noticed that the armholes are super small and you remember, I have thick arms. I was so frustrated that I somehow missed this detail. I tried to stretch the upper part of the sleeves while sewing them on, but no… still small. So, the sweater wandered into the box.

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Last Friday, I took heart and again started to sew the sweater together. I now need to decide on the neckline and the yarnends are still unfinished. The pattern called for a mock turtle neck. You can see there is a kind of seam in the middle of the ribbing of the neckline, here the pattern states, you should fold the collar inwards and sew it. I am not sure I like this very thick and short collar. Perhaps I will leave it as it is (although this „seam“ is a bit distracting)…

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So, I can present you some photos to get an idea of the fit, but the sweater still needs some attention. Perhaps its my aching head or the weather or some other mysterious vibes, but I must admit, I am no longer in love with it.

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Thank you @crosheille for initiating and @muscara, @shanibeer, @marblely for hosting the #needleworkmonday. If you want to see more beautiful projects with yarn, fabric and most of all needles, follow @needleworkmonday. Or even better grab your needles and keyboard and join the #needleworkmonday community.
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It has those gorgeous sleeves you like and I like the cropped style for the body. My favourite fashion writer Audrey Coyne would suggest that you shop from your wardrobe and try it with "different shoes" etc - I love her, she is so graceful and gentle 😍

The underarms look fine, but maybe they feel uncomfortable to you?

On another matter completely, I bought this skirt in the sales:
It's like that one from Sew Liberated that we were discussing? But I don't have to make the buttonholes or make sure they are in the right place 😂.

Sorry about the migraine, hope it soon passes ❤️

Perhaps its just the/se day(s) The frequent headaches make me grumbly. I hope I will look at the sweater with fresh eyes after I feel better (because you are right, it has all features I normally like) And you are also right that I should try it with a different bottom, perhaps a dark skirt or a flower skirt ...hmmmm I will research Audrey Coyne later as I am always interest to learn more in this area :-)
The skirt you bought is perfect. I think it is even nicer than the one from Sew Liberated, as it has less pleats at the front and the fabric looks sturdier. It reminds me of the seventies in a wonderful way. Which colour did you bought? (But I still want to learn to make such a skirt myself :-DDDDD)
THe whole shop - which I did not knew - has amazing clothes. The colors and patterns are so to my liking. I saw some beautiful coats....

Hope you're getting better
That sweater is beautiful, it is great he didn't stay long at the box of shame...
Have great week!

Thank youuuu and thankfully my head is better today. And it is finally starting to get cold, so I can wear this new sweater. Sending you a big hug.

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