I haven’t quite finished yet though, as I still have all the seams to sew up, the button band and front band to sew to the edges of the front pieces, as instead of being created by picking up and knitting stitches along the front edges, these bands were knitted up from stitches left on stitch holders during the making of the two front sections. I had to knit sufficient rows, so that each band fitted along the front edge to the start of the neck line, with just a little stretching.
Then the neck band was created by knitting across the stitches of the button band (which is against the right front) picking up and knitting stitches from the right side neck line, across the back of the neck (the cast off stitches from the back section), down the left neck line and finally knitting across the stitches from the left front band.
So with the bands all knitted, I put my needles away and decided to see how the finished garment would look once all the sewing is finished. I have no idea how it will look from the back but, in case you’re wondering, I think the front aspect is pretty good (I’m happy – can you tell?).
I’ve put it aside for now but I will finish the sewing up later and then block it over night. Now it’s back to searching for a project for Middle Mudlet and I think I might just have found one that will suit her down to the ground.