Knitting & More Sewing
I was excited to start the last of my sewing projects yesterday evening. I made a cocoon dress using the Theory grey denim that I bought during the Bolt sale a couple of weeks ago. I was having a hard time deciding on which side of the fabric to use as the self, so I decided to use both–the dark on the front and the light on the back. I absolutely love how it turned out! The denim was extremely easy to work with and made for quick sewing. I started this dress last night and completed everything except the hem, which I finished this morning. This is one of my favorite dress silhouettes and makes frequent appearances in many of the Japanese pattern books. The details that I especially love are the pockets, the kimono-style sleeves, the elasticized hem and the color-blocking. There is also a sleeveless version of this dress with a round neckline that I will put on my to-sew list for spring or summer.
The other project I completed this afternoon was the Point of View Vest from Knitbot Linen that I started way back in August. This project seemingly took forever since I didn't work on it consistently. It's all stockinette stitch, so rather boring knitting. The pattern calls for using linen yarn obviously, but I hate knitting with linen and instead substituted Cascade Heritage sock yarn. Even after blocking it's still pretty curly at the edges. Finally being able to see this entire piece done, I really like it. I love the color, as well as the asymmetrical hem. It will be a good layering piece.