I just made it! I finished my first Garment of the Month last night! Here it is.
The pattern? Vogue 8605, again!
The fabric? A chunky , two side ,sweater knit bought at Fabricville. It looks like a jacket but is really an unlined ,long cardi.
Style changes? Yes, quite a few.
Here are my other versions of V8605,a pattern with which I've had a long term relationship.
Special features of this version include:
A single layer collar using the "wrong" side of my knit and different from the shawl collar shown on the pattern envelope..
(the under side of the collar)
Other minor changes . I lengthened the sleeves and I used four buttons instead of one shown on the pattern.
I'm very pleased with the way this turned out. My topper is cozy and fashionable (I think) and the colour is a real change for me as I don't have any other green garments in my winter wardrobe . I see it as mostly casual ( I am now working on a pair of dark green , stretch denim jeans as part of a three piece combo ), but I could probably wear this over a dress or skirt .
I can't wait to wear this one. It really fits into my lifestyle as a retired woman!
What do you think?
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