I'm making great strides in my OAL 2015! Well, the sweater anyway. The dress... yeah, I'm struggling with that.
So to start with the good news, here's my progress on the sweater. I'm currently working on the Waist Decreasing section.
I've made a few mistakes, most of which I didn't notice till several rounds later. Some of which, I fixed. The others? Well, this is my first sweater after all, and completion is my goal. Perfection is my enemy. Or at least that's what I'm going to tell myself every time I look at the mistakes...
As for the pattern, I *thought* I was going to do this Vogue pattern, V8648, view F. I got this pattern as a part of a Craftsy class, The Couture Dress with Susan Khalje. I've been wanting to make it and this seemed like the perfect opportunity.
Then this happened. I needed to do a 1.75" FBA on the bodice piece. But when I did, the armhole distorted to bad I didn't think I'd be able to set a sleeve in there. I thought about doing research and trying to figure out what I'm doing wrong, but with all the pretty dress patterns I have in my stash and the limited time I have to sew, I'm just giving the win to the Vogue pattern and coming back to it when I'm more experienced. It may have won this battle, but I will win the war!! 😛
Looking good so far, Mary! Are you still planning to use the large gingham check for the dress you end up making or are you tied to using it for that particular pattern?
I'm thinking I'll still use it. I'm on the fence about how I'll like it, but I won't really know till I sew it up, I guess!
Sorry about talking so long to get back on this comment, apparently, I don't have it set up to email me when one's added by someone I've approved already. So many details to get right on a new blog...