sweater: self-made, pattern here // glasses: BonLook.com (affilliate link) // pants: AE // boots: Hunter
Sometimes I finish a project and immediately get dressed up and run upstairs to photograph it. Other times, I wait three years.
This sweater was my birthday present to myself in 2011. I had been eyeing fancy yarns and decided to treat myself to a sweater’s worth of Madelinetosh (colorway: thyme). I almost chose Composition Book Grey but I think I just liked the name.
Anyway, the pattern is the Blackberry Cable Cardigan and it was so much fun to knit! It was three years ago but I’m pretty sure the blackberry stitch was a bitch and a half but the rest of it knitted up easily. Cables are the best. They’re not actually that hard but they make sweaters look so fancy and complicated. Hee. I also love how hourglassy it turned out with the very deliberate waist definition.
My only issue is I overestimated the sleeve length and ended up with sleeves that are about 3″ too long and didn’t have enough yarn left to make the shawl collar as wide as I’d wanted.
Someday I might fix it. Someday.
top: Modcloth // skirt: self-made // shoes: Seychelles
After a whole week of failing to take photos for one reason or another, I got up this morning and checked the weather. Seeing that it was 50 degrees out and would be rainy tomorrow, I got dressed up and headed upstairs for a quick photo shoot. Except instead of 50 degrees, it felt more like 30 and was windy and miserable. So I took a few quick shots before giving up and heading back to the elevator.
As I was waiting for the elevator, it suddenly occurred to me that I was in a toasty warm room with bright natural light shining in. So I set up my tripod and took a few more pictures. Win! I love finding new places to take photos.
Anyway, I bought this fabric more than a year ago back when I owned zero skirts. It sat in my stash pile for this long mostly because I could not for the life of me figure out how to draft a skirt, but at the same time felt that skirts should be too easy to spend money on patterns for.
Luckily making so many dresses recently has made skirt-drafting a breeze. This one is just a simple pleated skirt with a slightly overlapping band held down by snap closures. I made the pleats pretty big because I thought it went better with the bold floral print than tiny pleats would.
All in all, pretty happy with how it turned out!
Lastly, I want to thank you guys for your lovely comments about the Boston bombing. I really appreciate all your sweet notes! <3