I have been pretty good about working on more than just one or two projects since I set up the rotation. I'm still mostly focusing on the Elegant Shrug, so I can finish it either this week or early next week (I'm on sleeve two, so this isn't impossible), but I marked which items I had that were close to completion. I have three projects that either only need finishing work or need some finishing and collars (umm, Fiery Bolero anyone?). Sunday I decided to work on Pinup Queen. I mean, two side seams is nothing even for someone as averse to seaming as I am.
Yeah, I did those seams. I even tried it on (after doing some "blocking"). It feels even with a tank top underneath obscenely low cut. My shoulders aren't very broad for my height/weight, so to keep this on my shoulders nicely I have to pull it down quite a bit. Definitely not what I was hoping for. I had this feeling that I would have a problem with this, so on Thursday I bought some lace to help fill in the gap. I don't feel like it will be enough, so I plan on sewing in a modesty placket and a facing to prevent some stretching along the top edge of the bodice. Now I know the basics of sewing, but I've never sewn fabric to a handknit so this will be quite the adventure. I wanted it finished so I could wear it soonish (I always like to wear my handknits within a week of finishing when my happiness with the project is at its peak), but it is just not done yet. I have a bit of a fabric stash from when I was active in the local SCA, but I'm not sure if any of it is really good for a facing.
So, maybe I'll get it done this weekend. I can't imagine getting it done during the week. I'm just not that fast a seamstress (and I'll probably hand sew this).