Vogue 8885 in red merino wool from Fabric Mart
|Vogue 8885, mid-February|
The lapels on the merino wool tended to roll and look narrower than the pattern picture but that seemed like a relatively insignificant issue to me.
I especially like the shoulder princess seams in this pattern, front and back and this cute back peplum.
I sewed the first version from this ugly peachy fleshy color but wonderfully comfortable bamboo knit from Fabric Mart. You can see the lapel width better on this one since the raw edges don't roll like they do on the merino. I discovered that it does make a warm and cozy but lightweight bed jacket, perfect for reading in bed on winter nights. And here's what I was reading in early February:
If the cover doesn't get your attention then a story about a dead woman who either committed suicide or was murdered by her husband might interest you. It made for a good discussion and was a page turner but I'm not sure I would have read it if it hadn't been our book group selection. I also wanted to enjoy more than I did Wally Lamb's latest,
We Are Water His writing is still beautiful and poignant but the pace was slow and the changing perspectives, which I usually enjoy, seemed contrived. I'd give it a 3 out of 5. Might have been my dark winter mood but it didn't have the strength of his previous books.
Next post, another new cardigan in the sewing queue.