I finished the front piece of my Fluffy Halter
! All I have to do now is the neckband, which is about 25cm x 48cm in straight ribbing. YIKES. I thought the bands on my Fluffy Bolero
were bad, but the Fluffy Halter's 48cm of neckband in 2x2 ribbing is enough to get me snoring. Pass the coffee, please.
And HEY! Did you notice that I got someone to hold up my knits in progress for me? Yesterday at school we were given our own dress forms and I brought mine home to stay. [Woo hoo!] I'm still marking all the measurements we use for garment construction (the red tape was pinned on by me...I still need to do the bust line, side seam line, shoulder and armhole) and boy oh boy do my fingers HURT. I feel like a human pincushion. Anyway, here she is:
I want to give her a name, and I'm going to let you do it for me. Please, feel free to suggest a name for my dress form and I'll pick one next week. A thank you in the form of cute snail mail card will be given in return.
P.S. My dress form also has an arm that I
constructed at school, using muslin. We made the right arm because we use the right side only as reference for draping and garment construction; the left side of the mannequin is rarely used for this purpose. I didn't think I would actually be using the arm for anything other than hanging on a nail in the closet (er...where it's been for the past two months), but we're currently working on shirt construction by draping, and last night I used the arm for trying out the sleeve. Thank you, dress form with accompanying arm!