To aid me in this mad hatter marathon, I used See & Sew Butterick 4332 hat pattern and made matching scarves. I am definitely making a dent in my remnant fabric stash.
Here is one of my favorites, its left over fabric from a vest I made this year.Here is another favorite, sheesh what am I talking about I like all of them and had to restrain myself from keeping one. For this set I used anti-pill fleece and on one side of the scarf used green plaid fabric. I just serged the 2 pieces together (leaving a small opening and turned the fabric rightside out and hand stitched the rest closed). A great way to have a reversible scarf.
(3) Pinned the crown piece to the raw edge of the hat and serge around (before I serged it I trimmed away excess fabric)(4) Last, I turn the hat to the rightside and there you have it.
There are so many possibilities with this pattern.
Sheesh, how time flies. It seems like yesterday that I started this blog to journal my (well at that time Crochet) and since then I’ve crossed some milestones into knitting and garment sewing. I remember how I fretted and pranced about what I would write for my 1st year blogiversary and here I am 3 years later, 361 posts, countless photos later and great blogger friends and didn’t even remember.. haha!
Now that I sit here writing my 362nd post, I thought of several ideas on how I should celebrate, but decided who needs that and just want to say THANK YOU to all my dear readers, friends, and lurkers for all your inspiration, stories and friendship.
With that I’ll leave you with more completed Hats…. "The Horizontal Cable"
Oh and I had a KnitPicks horror moment... do you see it... the cable cord popped from the neck of the needle in the middle of a cable row. I was beyond horrified and had to spend a good portion of my time trying to get the cable stitches back onto another needle. Thank goodness I knit super tight and was able to regroup, but I am not a happy camper, especially when I have invested $129.00 in the nickle plated set as well as the harmony wood set ;(
I asked dh and his response was you need to shorten the dress and he liked the boots I had on.... go figure.
What's really weird is I am an avid sock wearer and didn't give two thoughts about knitting my own socks. Wait a minute, I'm wrong. I did trrrrry to do a sock with DPN's and nearly caused myself bodily harm and decided socks would not be part of my knitting realm...lol
Prior to New York's cold spell, I take stock of my sock inventory and once the cold season is in full effect I go into overdrive sporting my loud looking socks, just imagine me looking all spiffy with my suit, headed for work and on my feet are loafers with colorful socks...lol. I have tapered it a little wherein I will where my high heel boots to work and prance around with those on for a while and thereafter its on... off with the boots and on with my loafers showcasing my loud socks.
In the process of knitting my first sock, I had to put in a few life lines to Andrea who is the perfect teacher. My brain cells starting tweaking when it was time to do the heel flap, but once I spoke to Andrea I was able to sail along. Secondly, I finally learned short rows, which make curves on straight-edged knitting projects... awesome. How could I forget the twisted rib, knitting 1 through back loop. I will say that I only did 1/2" of that when I should've done 1". But now I know better for the next pair...hehe. Sheesh, I really learned alot, I also understood the objective of the ssk, slip, slip, knit, which is used to create a left leaning decrease.
Back to knitting my second sock....cya
New Look 6674: Misses wrap dress with bodice and sleeve variations.
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were easy in that I was able to make the dress more to my liking.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Initially I liked the simplicity of the dress, but as I began assembling the pieces, it became a process of elimination. I didn't want the front & back facings, the midriff bands, tie ends, skirt back and sleeves.
Fabric Used: Polyester Lycra
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I made several alterations that the dress was no longer a wrap dress, but a simple knit dress. I cut bias strips from the fashion fabric for the neckline. I omitted the midriff bands and just attached the skirt to the bodice and hemmed. I wanted this dress to work for the fall and used the sleeve pattern from New Look 6731, also altering the width for a fitted sleeve. I also omitted the back skirt (you ask... I did what!) there was just too much fabric for the skirt and I was able to use the front piece, which was wide enough to fit as a whole.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? The pattern is a simple pattern and would make it again with the same alterations and would recommend it to others looking for a simple wrap dress.