OK, I've been avoiding posting about this because Saturday morning I was royally ticked off about this top! Royally ticked because I didn't know that bias tape should be pre-washed before using because the color can bleed. I should have known that but I didn't and after I washed my Butterfly top I saw that the tape had indeed bled onto the yarn in back part where I had my gathering done. OH MAN WAS I P-O'd!
Now that a couple of days have passed I'm doing better but still discouraged. Ed says you can barely see it and it almost looks like a design accent (I think he's just trying to make me feel better).
In the photos it is hard to tell but believe me it's there! Can you see it? It is more obvious in person.Another thing about this top is since the neck is so big and open it keeps falling off my shoulders and that starts to get REALLY annoying. I feel like it looks sloppy.So, I don't know what to do. I wonder if I should try dying it black or something. I could try it on my swatch and see. As for right now I feel like I need to work on something else, get it done and have it turn out successfully in order to make be feel better. I mean, this top didn't turn out horribly but it sure didn't turn out the way I wanted or expected it to after spending countless hours and time and money on it, ya know what I mean?!
P.S. On a possitive note, I do love the way the bamboo feels, it drapes great and even got softer after the first wash. You can see my yarn notes and part one of this top here .