Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Hello Dolly!


Look what came in the mail today! My early Xmas gift to myself: an adjustable dress form!

I've been wanting one of these for awhile so I can see how my knitted garments are going. I hate trying them on in the mirror not really able to see how they look from the back. Now I can get a 360 degree view.


And my mom's Wickedly Foolish Cardigan got to break her in. I was able to adjust the bust and hip measurements to match my mom's. I think the cardigan fits pretty good. I was a little worried about the hip area. I do think it would be tight if it wasn't a cardigan. But mom will mostly wear it open so that won't be a problem.

The other nice thing about seeing the cardigan on the dress form is that I can see that I don't have miles of sleeves to knit. With the raglan style the upper part of the sleeve has already been knit. I was really worried I wouldn't have this done by Xmas, but I think now it is doable.

Besides the sleeves, I still have to do pockets. I haven't decided what the placement will be or how I'm going to do them yet. I need to check out my Sweater Workshop book to see tips on pockets. I know there are directions on an after thought pocket which requires cutting the fabric. I may do that or just knit some squares with the ribbing on them and sew them on. Or somehow knit them on. Anyone know how to do that?

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1 comment:

emicat said...

Looks like a nice early xmas gift to yourself :)

The cardigan for your mom is a beauty. I love the colour!