There are projects that don’t ever feel right. It doesn’t matter what you do – there is a little voice nagging to change/add/undo/redo something about it. My current ill-behaved project is this summer top I made last year.
It’s DK 100% cotton, and although difficult to tell from the photo, it has a nice sheen and heavy drape. I wanted something to “throw over” a T-shirt or bikini top. I wore it quite happily last summer but every time I had it on, I remembered that the sleeve and bottom hem were not quite to my liking as they didn’t feel finished off.
So this year, I bought some additional yarn in a contrast colour and added some more hemming. Because I didn’t follow a pattern (!) I feel even more free to add as I go along.
The sleeves are not most definitely bell-shaped and the hem matches with the neckline. And that voice is still not quiet. Now it’s saying that it’s too short for a tunic but too long for a top. And a touch too baggy for me. And so I’ve been thinking of how to fix it. I mean, how long is a tunic meant to be anyway? Long enough to cover a bikini? Longer?Shorter? I’m not sure I have the confidence any more to wear something that doesn’t cover fully. And anyway, I made this top bottom up so there is no way to easily fix the length, unless I add to it. And if I do, it will just look like I’ve added to it as an afterthought. That voice just won’t be quiet.
So it goes on. Perhaps the only thing to do is to give it away to someone taller and perhaps a little more curvaceous than me. That would fix it!
Do you have project like that? Surely, I’m not the only one…