Jen's been posting about her knit versions of the Scout lately, and that got me all excited. (This was one of the projects I specifically mentioned I wanted to accomplish in my Great Summer To-Do List (v.2)so I've been dreaming about it for a while) Determined, I drove to my nearest Joann's and found a really soft periwinkle knit that I thought would be perfect... I have a lot of blue in my closet already, but I can't help myself. When you find a color you like, why not wear it a million times over?
Then everything went wrong. My machine decided to take a mental mechanical vacation, I cut things wrong and had to adjust, I messed up my sizing and couldn't recover. Well, really I could recover and I probably will at some later date, but I got emotionally defeated. Sewing, for me, is often a tiny emotional roller coaster. It takes some effort to return to messed up projects, because they have rejected me and I didn't want to wear them anyway so there.
So I started over.
This time, though, I decided to branch out... with black on white polka dots! I couldn't help but sneak in some of the blue scraps, in the form of a frocket (that's front pocket for those that don't teach high school) and the facing on the collar. I love the way it turned out!
I am ready to make a million more of these in pajama soft knits that I can teach comfortably in. I can just see something like this gussied up with a nice pencil skirt (if I made it a little more fitted, of course!)
Just when you think I'm getting better with my posing...