Thursday, August 09, 2007
The Swing has Swung
At long last, pictures of my finished Phildar Swing Jacket.
I can't really put my finger on why I don't love it. It's just something about the fit. See, it looks pretty good if I have my arms out, or my hands on my hips like above. But with my arms down?
I looks a lot more boxy than swingy.
At first I thought maybe the chest was just too wide, and if I took it in, then it would be more bell shaped and therefore, more flattering. But how can the chest be large if I have this:
Sigh. I don't think it's really the style - I have another, factory made swing jacket that I love. Is it that the shoulders don't fit? The neckline is too wide? It doesn't flare enough? Not enough drape? I don't know. I'm hoping I'll be able to make some kind of alteration and, BAM! I'll be totally in love with it. Maybe I should block it again? Suggestions welcome!
PATTERN: Phildar Swing Jacket From Fall 06/07 cataloque, pattern #16 (N 456-T6-221)
YARN: Elann.com peruvian highland wool
NEEDLES: Denise 4mm