If you've been wondering if I'm ever going to sew anything again, today is the day. I made this outfit to wear to a Women In Business luncheon on Monday. It seemed like an easy answer to what do you do - an artist working with yarn, fabric, and wire. VBG - how fun is that? I don't think the group and I were a good match but the outfit and I got along quite well.
I'm still exploring photography options. This filter is called Vanilla in my photo editing software. I have no idea what that means but I do like the way it makes the cardigan look elegant, rich, and sophisticated.
From the first time I saw them - as in for YEARS ago - I have wanted a pair of Fluevog shoes only they are way and beyond my budget so I was delighted to - finally - find this pair at a consignment store on the weekend. Orange wouldn't have been my first choice but there was no time to be fussy. I can work with orange.
Just as when I bought a ring earlier this year, the owner said that she could have sold these several times over but they were too small for everyone. And again - yes, yes - not too small for me. They are not overly comfortable but that's beside the point. I'll just wear them for sit down occasions or get some gel inserts.
I followed the pattern measurements to create my version of the Aurea Cardigan although I used a different stitch pattern. The yarn is Diamond brand, Traditional. It's lovely to knit with and has great body. I'm not sure what size Berroco used on the model in this picture because the collar sits radically different then on mine and I used narrow measurements... however... that's okay although I may try the pattern again with an even narrower front so the collar will lay flat as shown.
I'm still working on getting my photography area set up. Yesterday, I ordered some lights on stands and for these pictures, I optioned several backdrops. The ones I like best are knit fabrics that won't wrinkle and be high maintenance so I'll keep watch for appropriate ones on sale. I need five meters for each with a casing sewn at the top so they can be strung onto a dowel and hung from the ceiling... somewhere where there will be no see-thru area just above my head.
The dress is Vogue 9268 in the shorter length. I did very little to modify the pattern. The only change was to shorten the center back length by 1/2" although I left the length in the front and eased it in along the sides for a full bust adjustment - a B to C cup. I don't think it hits at the most flattering point on my leg so I may try the longer length next time. OH... and after the fact I did change the neckline. The original was a much tighter and higher V on me than it was shown on the pattern cover so I widened and lowered it.
Light is not a value I normally wear so it's a bit surprising to see myself in this light grey. I'm not sure I like it as it feels BIG but maybe it'll grow on me with time. Or maybe I'll lose those pounds again that I gained back... or not... we'll see.
Supposedly Millicent - my dress form - and I are the same size however she is more rounded and I am more flat and wide so even though the measurements are the same, our figures differ. LOL - she still does a good job of letting me design clothing though and I like that.
Yesterday, I worked some more on the simple neckline necklace. It feels like the project that just won't finish but I am almost done and I'm looking forward to sharing it asap and to getting on to the next thing.
Talk soon - Myrna
Grateful - my very one Fluevogs