Saturday, September 8, 2007

Mostly Done Minus the Seams

That is right - Isabella is almost complete - that is all the knitting is done and now it is time to get the sewing needle out to make it official! I just wanted to do a quick post with the news and as soon as it is all sewn up I will make it official with an action shot!

I changed a few things on this pattern
- I know the scared girl actually modified a pattern and it worked out perfectly. I didn't like how wide the shoulders were so I fixed that and did a 3-needle bind off (which I am in love with) instead of binding off all the stitches and sewing them all up (much less messy my way).

Hope you like what you see. This is only my second garment for myself. The first being a Bolero by Debbie Bliss. Why is it that for both projects for myself I choose gorgeous patterns with more complicated directions then they needed to be???

More to come when I tie up all those loose strings....

13 comments:

Channon said...

Wow! The shoulders look perfect. In fact, it all looks incredible. I hope you enjoy wearing Isabella for years to come!

I love the the three-needle bind-off too. I've pondered it for socks, but haven't done it yet.

Bertha said...

Yay! That turned out great and it looks fantastic on you!!

Amy said...

That tank looks so wondeful! The fit, as well as the color, looks great on you.

I think I may have to add this to my list of things to knit.

She'saCraftyOne said...

Yay!!! Great job. Can't wait to see you wearing the FO.

Friender said...

Wooo hoo! it looks great!

Susan said...

Great job on the mods!!
The fit looks fantastic. Really, really cute ;)

heatherfeather said...

it is looking great! here's to not losing steam because of the seaming...

i've been there and done that!

Melissa said...

Looks FABULOUS! and VERY flattering! You should be really proud. It really looks great!

vegasangelbrat said...

Looks fantastic Devon!! Great job well done! Something I would never atempt myself..lol I'll stick to crochet for garments, that way I have half a chance..lol

Monika said...

This is going to be a gorgeous tank, and I like the lovely color! ;o)

Michelle said...

I LOVE Isabella! it's gorgeous, and I too have just recently found the 3 needle bind off and LOVE LOVE LOVE it... (I hate seaming)

Isabelle aka Tricotine said...

Bella Isabella, and it fits you perfectly! Now, what is it with Knitters and seaming, huh? LOL

I hate that too and I think the 3 needles bind off was a grea idea! :-)

I am looking forward to see photos in action! ;-))

The Knith Degree said...

Oh it is so beautiful! How proud you must be! I love the pattern and the color and the sweet girl modeling it! Love, your mom