Hello everyone! I have been a bit busy the last few days, and very tired, so I have been lurking again in blogland. Hope to catch up with all of your happenings this weekend. But for now I wanted to show you my latest finished project. Remember the Keila Top by Handy Kitty? I am finished! The pattern is located on her side bar under crochet.
Here it is, a big drum roll please.
In true Meredith fashion, I kind of winged it on this pattern. The pattern is well written and easy to understand, its just that I have to do things my way, even if it isn't the correct way.
Remember I had the fabric from my first sewing fiasco. I had the yarn already on hand, for once I stash busted!
I sewed the side seams of the fabric kind of how wide I thought the top should be. I put in the elastic in the upper part, and then kind of eyeballed where the hem should be. I also made some revisions on the crochet border around the top and the hem. The original pattern has a scalloped edge around the neckline and also where the crochet attaches to the fabric. I am not really a scallopy girl so I decided to go more with a squared off neckline and border. Simple single crochet for the neck, and a half double crochet and half double crochet chain one for the border. Sorry if you do not speak crochet and I am confusing you.
I also changed the hem, I wanted a cleaner look, no scallops. I kind of messed around until I got this pattern. I sewed it on and it is done! I have never sewed crochet onto fabric with a sewing machine, it was quite daunting at first, but then became very easy to do.
I also decided to insert a little crochet under the arms, I thought it looked kind of funny with the fabric edge showing.
I will have to wear a tank top under this, that is if I ever wear it. You know how I am, it is more about the challenge and the process then the final product for me.
Hope you like it.