chaos in paradise

Friday, July 01, 2005

First sewn Tahki tank


Well I'm proud I finally made an object I had to sew! I cannot sew and am not crafty. I have been procrastinating the sweater thing. My daughter even proclaimed I had a poncho, capelet fettish! So, I cheated a little and made a tank, a few seams less than a sweater.
The seams certainly aren't perfect. The second side is better than the first. I also have to have a book for everything I do, so I did use the Knitter's book of Finishing Techniques by Nancie Wiseman. The pattern I got off of Elann.com which was the Tahki-Stacy Charles textured sleeveless top featured in the Spring Collection 2002. I modified it a wee bit by shortening the armhole length and lengthening the straps. The edges aren't so neat so I guess it looks handmade! I plan to wear it for a cookout at my mother's on the 4th!