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« on: March 29, 2007 06:01:03 PM »

I made a dress between December and February, of my own design... it took me forever to finally take photos! (I made it for a dance, and I do have photos of my date and me, but they're kinda dark and not the best for showing the knitting.)

This is out of Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo. It was a challenge - even though I put a lot of work into writing a pattern before beginning, I ended up having to adjust things as I went along. (Fortunately, I was able to try it on throughout the process!)

Please ignore the underwear lines...  *headdesk*

Close-up of lace/ruffle:

Faux-cable straps and ribbed border:

(Hah, I'm smiling in that pic cause I totally thought my mom was getting my face in there, too.  Tongue)

I knit it in the round, top-down, crocheted the ruffle, and knit the straps separately and sewed them on.

« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2007 06:05:43 PM »

wow, just beautiful.  I love your dress and the colors are lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2007 06:13:37 PM »

Ceedah, I am so impressed! Most knit dresses I see look so flimsy and don't drape right at all. Yours is fantastically shaped, the colors are awesome and the fabric is just tight enough that it drapes perfectly!

I love it! It's a beautiful piece of workmanship all around.

..now I wish I had the kahones to make myself a knit dress!!  Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2007 06:14:11 PM »

Wow, that is really cute. Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2007 06:33:56 PM »

Beautiful!  I love the colors, and I love that you included that central band of turquoise as well.  Nicely done!
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007 09:09:17 PM »

beautiful beautiful beautiful! I am going to have to say: THIS ROCKS (presses button)

« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007 09:48:44 PM »

Wow...great colors, great design, looks gorgeous on you.  Nice job!
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2007 10:28:47 PM »

 Shocked WOW I love it, it's beautiful..well done on creating the pattern yourself, that's is something I aspire to!

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2007 10:58:20 PM »

Amazing! Are you going to write up a pattern for it?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2007 11:07:36 PM »

Thank you all for your kind words.  Grin

knittyknitter - I originally intended to write up a pattern, but it somehow seems incredibly daunting after all the minor changes I made along the way compared to the rough pattern I started from. So I'd say probably not right away, but maybe I will get the chance this summer to backtrack, see what I did, and write it all down. If I do, I will definitely come back here with an update. Smiley
« Last Edit: March 29, 2007 11:11:46 PM by ceedah » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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