I’m sewing away on my travel wardrobe for Italy. I’ve had some failures, of course. One was a Loes Hinse Ascot jacket that I didn’t like. Really, nothing else was wrong with it, except that I just didn’t like it.
One thing I don’t like about Loes Hinse jackets is the fact that they aren’t lined, but you have to put shoulder pads in them. They don’t have interfacing, they are supposed to have a cardigan look, but you have to put shoulder pads in them. All of that just doesn’t work for me. If I’m wearing a cardigan, I don’t want shoulder pads. If I’m wearing a jacket, I want it a little more structured. And if a jacket has shoulder pads, I want lining. Suffice it to say, these jackets aren’t working for me.
The next failure was a sweater-type cardigan I made with some Emma One Sock fabric. I’m usually pretty happy with EOS fabrics, but this one was described as a “sweater knit”, and it was. However, it was heavier than I thought it would be and it was felted, which was a surprise. I should have just put it away until winter, but once I get something in my head, it’s hard to turn back. I tried to make a cardigan I had made before with a very thin sweater knit, and it just didn’t work. Moving on :).
Here is an updated view of the plan:
I’ve added lots of knit tops to the wardrobe, and changed some other things around. So far, I’ve made a skirt and pants in the black rayon, and the Onion cardigan and Silhouette pants in the taupe ponte knit. Also, I’ve made the white Hearts A’Flutter shell.
It’s August 4th and I have about two months to go. Better get sewing!