Rip, Rip, Rip, this is what I am considering right now. Last week I highlighted a lacy vest I was working on, with the promise to finish it and show it off on this week’s blog. Last night, as I completed the boarder around the neck and shoulders, I felt accomplished. Trying it on for my husband, he looked puzzled. “I’ve never seen other people wear something like that,” he told me. I reminded him that this vest was probably not in his Esquire Magazine, and he agreed that he was clueless on women’s fashion.
But then I did something I am regretting. I looked back at the vest pattern, and the front photo of the model. Uh oh, in one of my tired, flighty states I had misread the pattern. The frilly boarder that I attached to the front of the vest flaps to create a ruffled look should have been created along the bottom edge. How could I miss that!
To tell the truth, I was a little self conscious that the vest wouldn’t “give” around my torso. I think my subconscious was telling me to make more room and without knowing it I misread the pattern on purpose. I like the vest, it will be super cute this summer with a tank top and shorts or a skirt.
What do you think? Should I keep the frill? I haven’t blocked it yet, and there are plenty of loose ends to work in too. I’m leaning on keeping it like this. At least then I can say it is one of a kind!
I will post completed photos when everything is blocked.