I was fully expecting to be giving a big ‘WhooHoo!’ reveal on this one this week, but sadly not. Let me show you why…
68 squares, 2 half-squares and 10 godets, all blocked EXACTLY to the pattern measurements All laid out and sewn together in stripsEvery strip edged with additional rows of DC (US Treble) in order to make up my size (according to the pattern); godets sewn into place; strips assembled and sewn together as per diagram (on inadequate table in poorly-lit room!)
HOW DID IT HAPPEN?!?
Obviously, the girl on the pattern picture is seven feet tall, but who knew her shoulders were four feet wide as well??
Ho hum. In my defence, this is the first time I’ve crocheted a garment, so even though I do a lot of dressmaking and always get my tape measure out rather than trust the sizes given on the pattern envelope, I just didn’t think to do the same for this! Lesson learned…Right, I’m off now to do some unpicking. I may be some time!