How does that title grab you? O.k. so you're thinking since when? I know it's been a while since I last made anything with a sewing machine. I've been trying. really I have.
I'm not going to mention the name of this pattern, but holy shit it drove me nuts. I have bought some Etsy patterns that were very basic but I liked the quirkiness. I could make it through the little errors. Hey, if you give your patterns up for free on your blog (like I did ;) I will never complain. Free patterns are awesome. Thank you to all you generous free pattern givers. To those of you that charge. Please make sure your instructions make sense. I'm just sayin'.
So I did not follow the instructions very well. It was confusing.I'm not exactly sure how I even completed this vest. The one area that I definitely did not follow the instructions is where you leave an opening to turn the garment right side out. The pattern says to leave an opening along the bottom hemline and then once the vest is turned right side out to slipstitch this opening closed. If you do this I don't think you'll ever have a nice looking hemline.
p.s. I'm nervous about the whole knitting thing. I can't even remember how to cast on. Also I have a pattern I want to make but it has a "Kitchener Stitch" which I have never heard of. Google and You Tube has given me a good idea, but I don't even know if I'll get to that part.