Block This!

I originally thought that I'd be asking all of you for your opinions on whether or not my Madeleine needed blocking.  When I tried it on in its unblocked state, it looked fantastic, but the ribbing made the fit a little bit snug.  I would show you a photo, but it's not worth it.  I won't feel completely comfortable wearing Madeleine until it's blocked.  I don't have a particularly large waist, but the reverse ease of the ribbing made me look like I was squeezing into this top (heck, I think anyone with a waist measurement larger than 20 inches would look like she was squeezing into this top).  It made me look like some women I see who are not large, but who make themselves look so by wearing clothes that are too small for them. 

Because of that, and because I knew that the swatch's ribbing relaxed a bit once it was blocked and pinned, I decided to block the piece to the pattern's measurements.


I'm so excited, I could burst.  Dry, baby, dry!



Oh is gorgeous! Can't wait to see how it looks on!

Wow, it looks so great. I cannot wait to see you modeling it. And as for the green ribbon there is a very nice tank top in the new Loop'd Loop book. It is a called a t-shirt I believe and is worked on the round, very simple but very chic. If you do not want to buy the book I can copy the pattern for you. I am making one for myslef I think (and one for my daughter) so I will be working on it anyway.

It looks FABULOUS Colleen - really - the collar makes it. Can't wait to see it on you. Again - it was GREAT seeing you. Hope we can do it again soon.

Blow on it, get the hairdryer, wave your arms over the top, get it dry quick!

How exciting!

Of course, in this weather, it could take until Fall before it's dry...


What we all need now is patience ... but I am so eager to see you wearing it ... patience!

It looks great! I can't wait to see how it looks after it's dry!

Madeleine came out so gorgouus! Can't wait to see her on you!

It looks sooooo great! Absolutely stunning. I can't wait to see it on you.

Yeeowwza! That's going to be awesome. Dry, baby, dry!

I love that neckline. AND the fan.

With this weather - the damn thing should dry in an hour!

wow, it's beautiful! so sorry i missed you in nyc! :(


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