The “Rosebud Warm-up” Redo
Fabric: 1 3/4 yards Betsey Johnson rosebud print sweatshirt fabric from B&J
Pattern: boatneck from Simplicity 2192 (Cynthia Rowley), the rest from Sewaholic Renfrew
First worn: 10/14
Wear again: yes!
Time to complete: a couple hours
Total cost: about $22
Not only do I have several projects that just need one little thing done to complete them, I also have an honest to goodness UFO from the Blue challenge. Instead of working on any of those, I picked what was technically a finished object, my Rosebud Warm-up from the Olympics challenge. In the sense that I was grossly dissatisfied with it, it was unfinished. The short boxy shape with armscyes near my waist was just not working for me now that the weather is cool and I do want to wear a sweatshirt, which was not the case when I made it.
I had enough leftover fabric to cut the sleeve and hem bands for the Renfrew pattern and was able to chop up the existing sweatshirt into Renfrew-shaped pieces, with the exception of the boatneck, which I kept from the original pattern, Simplicity 2192. I had to cut it smaller in the armpit area than I would otherwise, and the top of the sleeve caps were a little off since the boatneck is wider than the Renfrew neckline. Due to the magic of knits, those were non-issues. I really need to sew more knits– so forgiving!
This shape feels so much better. My daughter took the photos, so the angle is a little weird and I had to salvage what shots I could with effects. One of these days I need to get myself a tripod and learn how to use the timer.