Burdastyle 1-2012-106 Ruffled cardigan
My family game is pinochle. I grew up playing it with my great-grandma and her sisters and uncles and aunts and my older cousins and my parents. It’s so ingrained that the whole process is automatic, but once in a while someone will miss a bid or play the wrong suit or forget that it’s their turn. We started referring to that as taking a short nap. And boy have I had a few short naps on this sweater.
I knew that this tie waist sweater was going to take some hand sewing of the ruffles to finish, but I wasn’t prepared for having to do so not once, not twice, but three times. Mostly I blame Burda and the lack of clarity in the directions. The first time I misread where I needed to gather the strips, the second time, it was totally Burda.
The directions tell you to gather in the middle (clear enough from the picture–not sure how I missed that the first time). Then I realized that you need to sew that gathered middle the 3/8″ from the neck edge. The first time I gathered the edge of the strip, not the middle and sewed on the gathered edge. I hand basted and everything, but the ruffles don’t really look like what they look like until you take out the gathering stitches. Hence why it didn’t work yet again.
My full review is here.