I liked that picture better than this one, but in this one you can see there's no under-arm poofiness going on with my sleeves - they turned out just the way I wanted them to. Finally.
Believe it or not, this was the first time I put on the skirt since it's been finished. I'm actually not crazy about the way it fits, and it certainly could have used a pass with the iron - it's been hanging in my closet for a month. My weight has been fluctuating lately; I'm a little *poofy* at the moment, and I don't think this is the best style for a poofy tummy.
Another thing which I found very interesting was the following: I didn't take in my right side seam for my less-full right hip, because I thought the fullness of this skirt would camouflage it. It does not. And here's the really interesting bit: I've noticed that when I don't do this adjustment, the clothing hangs in such a way to make my right hip actually look bigger than the left one! Isn't perception weird?
Anyhoo . . . here are some close-ups of the lace, since you can't really see it in the above pictures:
|I cropped out my veiny old lady hands. You're welcome.|
And one more, just because the first one wasn't centered. I had a really hard time figuring out where to stand with the camera set on zoom!
I'm very happy with the fit of the sweater - it's just how I wanted. Because my bust measures at 33", I always have to ponder a little before deciding whether to use the instructions for the 32" or 34" bust. This time I chose the 32" because I wanted a slightly closer fit. I don't always make the right choice, but this time I did!