Results after blocking... still need to do closures :)
renamed Wrap VestSurplus of Sublime Look.... is the perfect description by Knit Simple. This project was super fast and easy. I would love to do one with sleeves.
Link to Wrap Vest Post
It was so easy, that no modifications were made... well just a little, I did my usual crochet along the neck line and instead of tie strings I'm thinking of buttons or buckles. Right now the buttons are temporarily placed on the vest.
Which one do you think would work best for this garment:
If the buckles are favored, I plan on crocheting 2 sets of straps for them.
Original Bust (closed): 33" - Stretched to 35"
Original Length: 22" - Stretched to 25"
Pattern Recommend: Size 13 needles - I used Knit Picks size 8 harmony wood circular needles
I also wanted to share my blocking technique for acrylic.
(b) Big Towel
(c) Straight Pins
(d) Spray Bottle
(e) Fabric Softener & Water
(f) Steam Iron
Concoction: mix part water & part fabric softener in bottle and shake well.
Place Cutting Board on bed, then Towel over the board. Thereafter, lay garment on towel and Spritz garment and begin pinning garment to board starting at the shoulder seam lines. Continue pinning and spritzing until the garment is pinned & stretched to desire length and/or width. This process may require measuring and re-pinning as necessary to shape the garment accurately.
Fill iron with water and set iron to highest steam settings. When the iron is nice and hot and spewing steam, with iron in hand slowly move iron over garment KEEPING THE IRON AT LEAST AN INCH ABOVE FABRIC. Remember Acrylic can melt, so don't even try to touch the garment with the iron. However, I learned that spritzing the garment before steaming has saved me from a melting hot mess...lol
Taking a closer look at the neckline you will notice a hole or two. To solve that I use matching color thread to close any holes in the garments. Be sure to pull the thread lightly to avoid creating additional holes on either side of the existing hole. It works like a charm every time.
Also found others who have their own technique for blocking acrylic:
Now if I could just get myself together for a photo shoot...lol