Anaheim Cardigan by Andi Satterlund Anaheim Cardigan by Andi Satterlund

After failing to finish my outfit last year, I was extremely determined to get this year’s outfit done early, and I did! I had the bulk of my pieces done by mid-July and simply needed to add the finishing touches like buttons and hand stitched details. I even managed to get my Anaheim blocked before the deadline, which I rarely do for KALs.

Anaheim Cardigan by Andi Satterlund

I knit my Anaheim exactly as written in the size M. The only thing I did differently from the original pattern sample was to go up a needle size to get gauge.

Kim Dress - By Hand London Kim Dress - By Hand London

My Kim Dress features a handful of modifications. The most obvious is the curve of the front skirt pieces. I made it less extreme so the dress has more of a vintage feel and provides more coverage while walking. I also took in the waist for a better fit and lined the back skirt panel. Because of the wide, open neck-line, this dress isn’t the most cooperative with bras and just barely covers the the one bra I used while fitting. I added strap-keepers (a bit of ribbon sewn to the inside shoulder with snaps on one side) to the shoulders to ensure that it will stay covered, but next time I sew this dress, I’m going to use a narrower seam allowance around the neckline so I get that extra fraction of an inch that I think I could have benefited from.

There’s still a day left of the Outfit Along! Be sure to add your own finished outfit to the OAL 2017 Finished Outfit thread in the Untangling Knots group on Ravelry to be eligible for prizes.

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