My DH caught the "crud" that has been going around so he ended up being home several days last week. We both return to work tomorrow.
I completed the Renfrew top by Sewaholic using stretch velvet knit from Style Maker Fabrics. This is my fourth version of this pattern since it's release. Here is a photo of me wearing it with my husband's niece where we celebrated Christmas afternoon/evening in Halifax, VA.
pattern is now out of print. I made View B previously and decided to make View C. My cowl neck does not drape like the view on the pattern envelope. I think that the fabric is heavier and the cowl is not very wide. I am okay with this. I did use the cuffs from View B on the sleeves using the textured knit.
I have started on another project which will be my first for 2017. I am making a sweater duster using Simplicity 8059. I was going to make the longer version with some adjustments for my height. I did not have enough fabric so went with the shorter version which will be longer on me as I did not adjust the length for this view. I am using a sweater knit fabric from EOS. This is a heather pink/purple with black.
I have a bunch of patterns I purchased in December taking advantage of Simplicity sales on Pattern Review and Club BMV for year end. I plan to go on a pattern diet as well as fabric diet for several months. I did make some fabric purchases before year end and will post about these next.
I plan to sew from my pattern and fabric stash more in 2017. More later.