Today I have a moderately successful project to share with you – a good idea in theory, but unfortunately met with poor execution. I think my “dissertation brain” is starting to throw off my sewing, as I’ve been diving head first into projects lately without my usual level of prior thought, research, etc. I can’t help but be reminded of the old adage, “measure twice, cut once.” Lately I feel like I haven’t been doing any measuring at all, just cutting with abandon!
Here was my plan for this project, a simple knit top for summer:
- Start with my modified Renfrew pattern
- Add mini sleeve bands that I drafted last summer
- Draft a drapey cowl-neck
- Omit the hem band and add a shirttail hem instead
I thought this combo would make a fun little summer top to pair with skirts and shorts, but instead I wound up with a wrinkly and ill-proportioned mess!