Friday, January 7, 2011

Cotton bolero - Sirdar

One of my Christmas present projects was a bolero for my 10 year old niece.
I started the lace bolero from the Sirdar cotton children's pattern book, in size 11, which is reportedly for a 76cm chest.
The bolero turned out beautifully.
I was really happy with it, until I measured it.
It was far too big for someone with a 76 cm chest. My gauge was spot on. I was a little annoyed, until my 13 year old daughter admired it. Instant extra Christmas present!

It is only a little too big for her. Her chest measurement is 81cm. I really like this pattern, but it runs large.
Next I will be making a size 8 for my niece!

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