Geodesic sweatshirt, Blueprints for Sewing, multiple offcuts in ponte/ WAY TOO LONG remember?
I hate unpicking. Really hate it. Knit unpicking is the WORST. Ah well. I stuck a talking book on and got to it. The bottom row of triangles came off fairly easily, making a huge pile of thread snippets, then I took the bottom band off THAT. I lost patience very quickly and cut it off.
I then reduced the band length by another couple of inches, and THEN realised I also needed to take the whole top in a bit to compensate for that, so sliced another couple of inches off each side seam. This of course means that the side triangles are not equilateral any more, but I can live with that if you can.
THEN I took the neckband off, shortened it a little to tighten it up, made darts in the shoulders and scooped the front neck a tiny bit lower.
Then I sewed the bands back on again.
It turned out slightly shorter than I would like, which, although better all-in-all than it being a mile too long and unwearable, still irked me. Off came the bottom band again. and a new, much wider band added. While I was at it, I changed the sleeves to be a tiny bit shorter too, just chopping the cuffs off-no more unpicking! I couldn’t find any more of the original teal fabric so used some of the darker navy.
I now want one that’s RIGHT though, so will need to see how small I can afford to go on the triangles in order to accommodate the boobs while still getting a sensible length so I can reach the pockets!
So this is where we stand on the SWAP so far
Original colour inspiration and palette, plus 9 possibles, clockwise from top right:
Geodesic sweater [here unshortened]
Navy woolly sweater
Purple Chelsea flares
Purple Fractal top [with a navy Style Arc skirt]
Green/cobalt T shirt
Navy Linda trousers [with a non-SWAP green tshirt
Blue chambray skull shirt
Teal Victoria blouse
Not bad! I think it definitely looks coherent anyway.
More blog posts ANY MINUTE NOW to show you the stripey t shirt and the ivory silk blouse…