Technically, this Cosy Cardigan was not a UFO, but it had been living in the gi-normous UFO pile for someÂ months. I had worn it several times, and love it….with one tiny exception.
When I originally madeÂ this cardiÂ I didn’t want to put buttons/snaps/any kind of closure on it, but discovered that when worn the angled front edges refused to behave themselves. They are a bit floppy actually. And since there is no one alive who detests fussing with her clothing more than me, something had to be done. I get dressed in the morning, andÂ that.is.all. ClothingÂ placing/smoothing/straightening is a definite no bueno.
Can you see the slight difference on the right front (as worn)? I am hoping that softening the angle will help the front “stay put” a little better when worn.
It really was a minor adjustment. All I did was rip out some of the topstitching, adjustÂ the seaming to a gentle curve, trim the old seam allowance, and then re-topstitch. BAM! I didn’t even rip out all the topstitching, tho I did make sure to start and stop stitching in the navy part of the stripe. The navy thread blended so well the overstitching was not even visible, soÂ yay!
I have been on a bit of a mission to clear out some of my UFO/not quite perfect garments. So far, one purple failÂ andÂ this Cosy have been yankedÂ from myÂ pile.Â I hope toÂ test drive this sweater next week, and am super hopeful this tweak will move it from an OK garment to a workhorse. I love, love, loveÂ the fabric and the styling, so, fingers crossed!
How long does it take you to “fiddle” with your not-quite-perfect garments? Do you fix, or toss?