Second garment done!!

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 second garment is officially finished - apart from a lot of loose ends that need sewing in (thats going to be during my 'break' times for fun relief heehee!)
I had started to worry that I had calculated the shaping wrong on the garment and I was a total failure, and would have to start again - but thankfully, after a good steam and block at Mare St, and the pieces being sewn together properly by my now numb fingers, I am very very very pleased with it - it drapes better than I had dared hope for, and the sleeve length is perfect (even if I do say so myself!) 

So all that is left to do is take a few pictures on the mannequin of its beautiful cream self then store it safely until i'm ready to dye it!

It took me 8 days to complete it - too long according to my time plan - i'm hoping I have simplified my 3rd pattern enough to get it done in 5 days (6 if i'm being realistic and factoring in some sleep time!), I drew up a pattern for this next one so I can measure the length a little more accurately and count the stitches easier - so hopefully this will save time - I have also shaped the front pieces straighter so it is an even number of decreases - meaning knitting the shoulders should be a LOT easier!



Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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