Job well done on the outfits for Alister. He is such a lucky guy that you enjoyed knitting and sewing for him.
I’m plugging away at the test outfit and have the blouse and skirt done. Need to do the vest and hat. Tomorrow and Thursday and I hope I am done. Love the pattern but the instructions are just adequate. I think they meet the minimum requirements.
I’ve done the left front of the test knit and working on the back. There are no instructions how to sew it up but I am waiting to see if she gives them to us or it is is easy to do. I need to find another fabric to make a skirt to go with it. It has to be summery as I don’t want a blouse under it though a tank top might be nice.
Gosh, Peggy, you have been busy! I hope Freddie doesn’t read this – he’ll be telling me to get a move on! Love the pjs and Alister looks really cool in the swim shorts – he just needs a surf board now.
I’m done. Counting his meet outfit, he has three pairs of long pants, a pair of shorts 2 T-shirts (He came in a pale blue one one and has a red one like Billy’s), the Hawaiian shirt, a dressier shirt and a jacket he came with, his sweater, a hat, boxer shorts and two pairs of shoes and socks. I need to send him off. I’m going to press all his clothes, fold them neatly and pack them around him. I should include a note with his history. I may have to explain his gimpy leg if I can’t figure out how to fix it. Surviving Hurricane Harvey is a big deal, too, I think.
Ginny, I know Zachary will appreciate Alister. Not every boy of seven would think it was OK to play with dolls, which is too bad.
Ann, sounds like you’re doing your job.
I had issues with the pants pattern, too. The pattern pieces fit together OK, but there’s a major mistake in the directions, which are already poorly written. I don’t think the designer had anyone test her pattern, of she did, it wasn’t someone who was very helpful. On top of that, the pattern was very expensive, and even the sale price, which is half off, is too much.
Love Alister’s shirt. Such a shame you had issues with the neckline. As Andrea said, make a facing. I’ve done that before.
The blouse of the pattern is intriguing. Looks well drafted as I laid it out on a soft green and white diagonal stripe cotton. I like it has a neck facing rather than turn it down and stitch. I’d like it sewn up today.
I won’t get back to the sleeve sloper until later on as this pattern needs to be tested and DGS’s pants lengthened. I continue to knit on the test pattern in the evenings and have almost 30 rows knit. It is a nice pattern but we’ve found several mistakes in it.
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