I'm going to make myself a bit vulnerable here, and post a selfie. A bathroom mirror selfie.
After procrastinating an entire month away, I finally got the pieces cut for my scarf neck cardigan by Swoon. Last night I pulled out the serger, and today I sewed it all together! It still needs hems on the sleeves and around the neck and bottom of the cardi, but I'm waiting til I figure out rolled hems to do that. ;)
So. Um. Here it is.
I cut off the top of my head, very attractively.
I had originally hoped to have the shades switched, to have the darker gray on the sides (it's slimming, you see, and...well. Anyway.) Buuut. It didn't work out that way, so I'm going with it! And you know what?
Here's the thing. My body isn't perfect. I've had two kids, both of them c-sections, and things just don't stay the same. Neither is my cardigan perfect. The seams could use some help, I basically constructed the whole thing with a serger that I'm still very much in the process of learning, and it's a bit large. (That makes me feel pretty good though - I made an XL, what I'd typically wear. If an XL is too big, it's a happy day. LOL)
But I like myself. And I like my cardigan, and I will wear it happily because it's mine. I made something for me, for once! It's comfortable, cozy, oh-so-soft, and gray is one of my favorite - neutrals?
I will be making another one of these. Size Large. In hot pink, or bright red. And I will wear that one proudly, too.
This post is linking to a Pattern Revolution linky party for Self Care Sewing Month.