I've finished knitting the left front of my vintage cable cardigan;
I've been keeping up with the Crescent Sewalong too, and feel like I've been learning a few new techniques - French seams, nifty gathering techniques and slash pockets. My skirt is very much taking shape too:
I'm not so sure about the fabric I've chosen. It definitely screams SUMMER!! but the colours are quite acidic, and maybe a bit 1990s for me. However I did choose the fabric as it was a bit different to what I normally select, so it's no wonder I'm finding it a bit bright. The test will be in how often it gets worn. I love the shape of the skirt and the slash pockets, and hope we get appropriately sunny weather to justify lots of wear.
Simplicity 2593 is also continuing apace. I used a stash fabric (pat on the back) and just had enough to squeeze out the pieces.
The binding on neckline and armholes was tricky, as I had to make my own binding, and it was pretty uneven. I like the effect it gives however. Think I need to invest in one of those clever bias binding makers! In fact, I would be grateful for a recommendation on this - I've seen the Clover ones getting praise on some blogs, but I wonder if the Hemline brand ones are as good. Maybe they're exactly the same?! It's hard to get an idea just by looking at the packet. Please let me know if you have any tips!
The main feature of this pattern is the neckline, which I have pinned on prior to hand sewing:
There are still 2 weekends left until June (and a precious bank holiday!), so I will be sewing like the wind to get some more pieces made. Are you ready for MMJ?