I finished the body of Serrano and blocked it. I used my new blocking wires for the first time – they really came in handy making clean edges for the bottom and sides.
You can see from the picture below that I omitted waist shaping.
I was on the fence about this for awhile, but I think I’ll be glad I did it this way. I have broad shoulders, so I have a problem with button-up things gapping at the bust. As a result, I almost never wear cardigans fully buttoned. The side seams are very often behind where they should be so waist shaping on the side “seams” might look strange. I decided to go with an unbroken lace pattern so it will look good open or closed.
Elin’s recent post about her Serrano inspired me to join the shoulders and try it on.
It looks a little strange when worn as a vest, but it fits!