So I cut the peplum off, evened it up, and resewed it with the seam on the side, but something's just not right. I can't put my finger on it, so I asked Lucas for his opinion. He said, "You look like you're trying to be a ballerina, it's too short, and it makes you look fat...no offense." (Honest and fashion-forward, that one!)
I have to agree, it's just not working. Maybe a stiffer fabric with more formal pants would look good, but this does NOT.
And this is even worse, what with the seam being higher in front like I'm 12 weeks pregnant! Now the question is how to salvage it, since I've bound the sleeves already, just not the neck. First I thought leave the back peplum but make the front come straight down, but I don't even like the back. So replace it with a normal bottom, but embellish it somehow? Coordinating but mildly contrasting fabric? Any thoughts would be appreciated!
So in other weekend news, I made a lot of progress on my
"split-neck sweater" from Ravelry, but then discovered this about the V-neck border - do you see it?
I skipped 4 purl stitches on the right, so I'm ripping that back and redoing it - bleh! It should be nice once I get going, though, since it's a seamless, in-the-round, sweater that will go quickly.
And I did take a private lesson at Mobile Yarn to learn how to do 2 socks at once on circulars, but little progress has been made, and I need another lesson!
Now I heard Robbie is close to finishing her AC dress she airbrushed with me last year, so I can't wait to see that - can I share it here, Robbie, when you get it finished? What have you other ladies been working on? And I'm still looking at December for a possible GCGS&KW - possibly the 17th- any big conflicts with that weekend? Pam, any chance you're in Pensacola that weekend??!!