There's something more than a little annoying about this. I spent a fair bit of time and cash on knitting this pattern (with no errors at all!) and it still looks very unflattering. Sigh...
Pattern: Zephyr Style Juliet in size small (although it fits like XL)
Yarn: 5 skeins of Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky in Silver Gray
Modifications: I followed the pattern exactly.
What I like: I do like everything about the pattern except the whack sizing.
What I don't like: This is a small! And it's gigantic! And I used a recommended yarn weight! And the recommended needle size! And so it shouldn't have turned out like this! Ugh. The cardigan adds unneeded bulk at my hips and conceals my waist so that I look like a giant silver bell. When I was at the transition point between the bodice and the skirt, I thought about re-calculating the pattern so that it wouldn't flounce out so much. I decided to put my trust in the pattern and follow the directions instead. I should have listened to my instincts.
How I'll be wearing it: I don't know if I can wear it without looking ridiculous. The photos don't accurately demonstrate how weird the fit is. I might put some elastic at the waist so that the cardigan has a little shape to it.
What's next: There's baby knitting to start, thanks to my fecund friends. I would love to try the Marilyn jacket from Twinkle Big City Knits (which I have) but that's another project that could be very unflattering on my figure. I'm 33rd in line to get Sensual Knits from my library so that's something to look forward to. Berroco has some great new patterns, too...