Saturday, February 14, 2009
Here's my Beech Leaf vest, partially made up. (The right side seam is pinned, not sewn, which is why it is saggy. ) I am happy with everything except about six stitches on each front ....
... can you guess which ones?
The wrapped stitches seem very visible to me, like an arrow pointing to my bust. I guess cotton shows the slight unevenness more than wool. Also my placement ended up a titch high, so the stitches are on the upper curve of my breast; perhaps they would be less noticeable if they were on the underside & somewhat in shadow. The decreases & increases I did for a (very) little waist shaping show a bit, too, but because they are not in such a prominent spot they are less noticeable.
I'm really not sure what to do. I'm afraid that if I leave them like this, I won't like the way the vest looks & I won't wear it. So I'm considering ripping back the top half of each front. It would mean taking out the shoulder seams and about 1/2 inch of the side seams; the knitting itself shouldn't take too long. I could be back at this point in a few days ... though blocking would be pesky.
But look at how nicely it hangs on the side! No pulling up in the front! I really hate the way that looks. So if I take out the bust darts, then maybe I won't wear this because of the way it hangs!
Ideas? Suggestions? Chocolate?