Hello there! Here I am again. Churning out those blog posts while I have the opportunity and the inclination! This time I bring you Lekala 4412, subtitled “tunic from knit fabric”.
I am calling this one a success. It fits just as I think that it should. Hooray for the protruding belly adjustment! The fabric is a double layered, textured knit that was in my stash. It was very soft and has worked nicely in this style.
Construction was all on the overlocker, so it was very fast. It’s also a straightforward design. I think that it would lend itself very well to colour blocking. Choice of fabric is important. You want something soft, but not thin.
The only thing that I’m not too keen on is the high roll neckline. It’s not too tight – and in fact it’s pretty much like the fashion illustration on the Lekala website – but I really don’t like high necks. Which is a bit weird because I am more than happy to wear scarves around my neck and do so on a regular basis. I wonder what is going on deep in my psyche there?
This is one of the Lekala patterns that I ordered with a narrow shoulder adjustment. It really doesn’t make much difference in this style, but after having used a few patterns with that adjustment now I am quite sure that I can skip that adjustment completely.
This is a snug dress and would be even better for winter with the sleeves lengthened. As it is I can easily layer a thin long sleeved top underneath. I am calling this dress a win. And thanks for the brooch Mum – I love it!