Finally! Here's a photo of the Charlie Tunic that I made so long ago that I can't remember when it was (Christmas?).
I think I have bored you on several occasions about how much I love this tunic, and Stashlet is finally able to wear his very own. And because I decided a while ago not to post anymore photos of the Wee Wriggle Monster himself*, you'll have to take my word for it but my god, does he look CUTE.
It's made from Bomull of course, and the facing is a bit of Timeless Treasures that I got a fat quarter of at one of the Dublin Knitting and Stitch Shows. There will definitely be more in the pipeline, subject to the following sewing notes...
- I made the 18mo-2yr size and it only just fits him. So much for saving this top till the summer
- The neck opening is barely able to go over Stashlet's head so I will add an inch more to the slit in future versions
- The pattern instructions have you put the sleeves on before attaching the yoke. I found this made things rather akward and will put the yoke on first next time
- There is a very narrow seam allowance on the facing (¼") which was a real fiddle to turn under neatly especially on the inside curves so I might try a wider seam allowance or a bit of Bondaweb next time
- I might try one in cotton jersey if I can find the new twin machine needles that I put somewhere so safe that I now can't find them (grumble)
*I hummed and haa-ed about this for quite a while and the more I thought about it, the more I felt that Stashlet has as much right to his privacy as any bigger person, and that posting personal photos can become a slippery slope into revealing everything about one's family life. I know of one blog (and there are probably countless others) where the blogger practially posts her address and phone number, and yes, that's extreme but it's not something I'd do in real life so why think the internet is any safer or respectful.