The reasons - in my head at least - are two fold. Firstly, I recently got a knitting book called Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters, and I thought I would give it a go. However, when I do this, I'll sit and knit and knit and before I know it, 5 hours have passed and I haven't had a sip of water the entire time.
This is what I'm working on:
The joy of it, is that it's coming together really really quickly. It would have gone even quicker if I hadn't of done this:
You may or not be able to tell from the photo that I copied out the pattern, with row numbers and shapings. I always get things wrong, so I've found that doing this means I make fewer mistakes, but does make me feel like a complete nonce. Am I the only one who does this?
The second reason for my halted process in sewing is that I'm having second thoughts about my fabric choice. You may remember that I was going to make Vogue 8615. I was thinking this fabric:
but I'm now thinking that this is a bit busy for such a high neck and swooshy skirt. So what do we think? Yay or Nay? Sew or not to Sew? Perhaps match some plain navy (it is in fact navy) fabric on top and have the pattern on the bottom? Or go floral crazy? Love to hear your thoughts, as I'm evidently unable to make my own decision.
x Twitchy x