Vogue 2989, Red Cardigan
Now that I'm back from vacation and it is almost September, I thought I'd start the fall sewing. I've got more things planned, but the fabric for two larger projects (a coat and a vintage dress!) isn't here yet, so I'm going to start with some easier items. I did find out today that I'll need to make my son a pair of black jeans, unless I find a pair in his size tomorrow. It seems that while I was on vacation, everyone else was school shopping, hence a dearth of black jeans in my son's size. Anyway.
I pulled out Vogue 2989 because I liked the cardigan and wanted something that would be either casual or dressy. The peplum, of course, is an added bonus as I seem to like that design feature. I liked the fact that the pattern is for knits, and since I had some nice red ponte knit already, it seemed like a good idea.
The plan is to make this one as is, except to narrow that front band by 1". Being petite, I'm thinking that with two of those bands, my whole front side would be covered as there really is no difference in width for all the size ranges of the pattern. I'll probably need to shorten the neck to waist length, too, but I'm waiting on that change. I don't always do that alteration - it depends on how the garment looks on me. Sometimes I can get away with leaving it alone and giving an illusion of a longer body, sometimes not. I'll baste and check when I get to that point.
So far, it is cut out and the back is assembled.
This should be a fairly quick garment to make since most of it will be constructed on the serger, so I'm guessing that it will be done by the weekend.
Parting Shot: New Shoes. You know it is the beginning of the school year when the kids get new shoes. My son has plenty of fashion tennis shoes, but needed at least one pair that was more athletic, so we got these. His old ones are going in the trash - they survived the school year, the summer and one week of camp and it is time for them to go.