Top 5 of 2015: Misses

Top 5 of 2015

Hellooo, I’m back again. This time with the more negative side of the look back over the year. It’s time for the misses, the makes that didn’t go to plan or seemed fine but just didn’t get worn. This time they’re not in any particular order.

By Hand London Flora

Spinning in my By Hand London Flora

This won’t won’t come as any surprise if you read my original post about it – I say I hate it in the first sentence. I used too floaty a fabric for a fitted bodice really and didn’t give myself enough time to get the fit right. I was sewing the hem at work in my lunch break the day before the wedding. Last minute Leigh.

Vianne cardigan

the mesh back of the vianne cardigan

It was just a bit too big unfortunately but at least it is getting used (I have it to my mum) and not just sitting in my wardrobe. Its such a shame as I loved the yarn, I may buy some more and knit a different cardigan with it. And try again with vianne in a different colour. Can’t have matching cardigans with my mum, she’d deliberately wear it when I was to wind me up.

Miette cardigan

miette cardigan

And another example of why you should knit a guage swatch before knitting projects… This one is just a bit too tight, mainly on the sleeves so I have thought about undoing them to redo the bind off. I cast off far too tight because I’m a bit of a muppet. Though it was my first knitted garment so I’ll let myself off.

Balletmono

kirsten-kimono-dress-garden

I don’t know if this really is a miss but I haven’t worn it. I still haven’t hemmed it so maybe that’s what’s stopping me. The dodgy neckline pulls bother me too and I’m not a fan of the fabric, there’s something I can’t quite put my finger on that I don’t like about it.

Kirsten Kimono tee

Kirsten Kimono tee

This is another one that I just haven’t really worn. I think I’ve worn it about three times. It’s quite tight on my hips and rides up so I find myself pulling it down a lot when I wear it so that’s probably why I don’t like it. I have lost a bit of weight in the last couple of months though so I should probably try it again and see how it feels now because I do love the feel of the jersey.

So that’s my fails. It’s mostly been fitting issues and not knitting guage swatches before knitting things. And at least I can work on those things.

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