1.29.2014

A Dress to Impress

I'm thrilled.


Can you tell?

I could stop there, and only write those two words about this dress, but that would be very unlike me, so I'll continue.

Like I said earlier, I feel like this dress was designed for me. It's so perfectly my style, and you may notice, I've styled mine very similar to the model. A lot of it is because she's super cute, and I want to look like that, but I also loved the look.


The fit is wonderful. The perfect length, and the perfect amount of fitted. For this dress, I used about four and a half skeins of Ella Rae Worsted. I've got five and a half skeins left, which I'm planning on making into either Antrorse or Oshima sometime in the next few months. I just adore this color. I could probably buy a bunch more and fill my closet with sweaters made from it. But that would get boring.


I'm particularly pleased with the side seams. There was a part of me that just wanted to quickly whipstitch the sides together and get it over with, but the grown-up, mature knitter in me won over. While these seams aren't totally invisible, they blend in really well, and I'm very happy I took the time to seam them correctly. This was the first time I'd ever done an invisible stitch on reverse stockinette, and I found this video to be really helpful. 


The pattern was very well written, and I really enjoyed every second of knitting this. I think I'm going to have a hard time not wearing it every day.


You can see more photos on my Ravelry page!



And now, I'll get back to working on my gloves.


11 comments:

  1. looks totally awesome!! Bravo!!

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  2. Very cute! I love it that you paired so many bright colors together with this dress!

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    1. Thanks, Gail! I love that bright colors go well with it - can't wait to wear it with my very colorful collection of tights!

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  3. Congratulations! It looks fantastic and that color is so so pretty :)

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  4. Ah!! It's so crazy cute! I want to drop everything and make one. But I'm already doing that with something else, so I won't. :). You are a such an accomplished knitter, Jennifer. Once you do a dress, what's left? Steeks?

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I pretty much DID drop everything to knit this one, so I understand that feeling! I've got high hopes for knitting a pair of tights, or maybe long johns this year... we will see!

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    2. Oh, me too! Are you thinking of Andrea Rangel's tights? I hoped I'd get to a pair this winter, but too much distraction. I can't wait to see how you work some up.

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    3. I'm planning on Mel Clark's Tangerine Tights (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tangerine-tights), although the miles of ribbing could kill me. I think it'll be worth it in the end though. I probably won't get around to them until the Spring/Summer - I haven't even picked out yarn!

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  5. Gorgeous and flattering,

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