Thursday, July 12, 2012

It worked, but it didn't

I bet you thought I had a baby and that's why I haven't been updating.

38.4-ish weeks.
Still very much pregnant.
Contractions on and off.

So my friend suggested I start a sewing project. Doing so made her go into labor with her last 3 babies.
It didn't work.
Started project. Finished project. Still no labor.

Anyway, here's my project, which actually DID work out:
I wanted to make something out of the fabric of a home-made maxi-skirt that got ruined, so I decided to make a cardigan using this tutorial. (Thanks, Pinterest.)

Here's the skirt. Somehow my sweat reacted with my SIL's salon chair while I was getting the most HEAVENLY scalp treatment ever.
Eh, it was worth it.

Luckily, the stain doesn't go all the way through and the fabric is the same on both sides. I had enough fabric to make my cardi!

First, I got one of my other cardigans that I wanted to copy and traced the front side and back sides of it, like instructed in the tutorial

I used tissue paper taped together to make it big enough.

The angles make it look weird. It's actually quite long.

Then I got a pattern for the sleeves from my pattern arsenal. I knew I wanted 3/4 length sleeves on this cardi, so I simply cut the sleeves 7 or 8 inches longer.

You can see the pin at the bottom of where I cut the sleeves. I also wanted there to be a seam running from my shoulder down the length of the sleeve to add some interest.

With this knit fabric, you don't have to hem. Hooray!
Pieced it all together, and this is what I got:


Cardi went on before the picture, and went off after. It's just too dad-gum hot to wear right now, even though it's super light fabric. 

Side Story: I HAD to go to Wal-mart to get some bubble gum so I could do a "ready to pop" picture. In the time it took to leave Wal-Mart, drive home, and take this picture, all the flavor had run out and the gum was stiff and nasty. Wal-Mart is like a mile away.

Bubble gum is so gross.
My belly is enormous.
My face looks totally fat in this picture.
Come on, kid. Time's up. Let's get out of here.


Jennie said...

Love the bubble gum pic! Love the cardigan. Great way to use the material! Makes me want to make one.

Rie Teemant said...

There's this girl I know who had her baby about a month ago and ended up having to be induced. Her last pregnancy pic was marker across her belly saying "EVICTION NOTICE" with the date that she was going to be induced. It was pretty funny.

Heather said...

No baby eviction advice here. Girl, I am so sorry though! The end is so rough and couple that with triple digits and if I were you I would just be floating in a pool somewhere until D day. I hope it happens soon.

Heather Feather said...

Good juob on the cardigan it looks great! Sometimes when great clothes get ruined, they get turned into something better.
Good luck with the last leg! You're SO close!

Steve and Kelsey and Alex! said...

You are so cute. Love the cardigan! That little guy needs to hurry up and get here!!

Ames said...

Haha love the picture, Ames! Also how cool are you with being all creative with the cardi! The colour is great and looks pretty simple to make too :). Best wishes with the upcoming birth !

What I Did Today said...

I love that "ready to pop." Super cute idea! Nice cardi. I love light weight sweaters. You've only got like, what, two days left? Squeeeeee!!!!

Alesha said...

LOL to the whole end of this post! Love the picture and the comment on the bottom crack me up!

Why can't I be crafty and cool like people like you. I need to take up sewing. That's it, I just need to.