Wednesday, March 8, 2017

two-tone knit dress, finally finished

It was a year ago when I posted about this dress, and I guess I never said another word about it.

Well, I added that other layer of the persimmon knit, and wore it to work one day. I did not like myself in it. I was pleased that it came out well - it's interesting to try to copy something from scratch, but it didn't look well on. Surely it could be fixed in some way, but how? I left it hanging in my closet.

Then we had a mild spell last week and I was panicked that there weren't enough in-between-the-weather-extremes pieces in my wardrobe. I saw it hanging there and put it on. Immediately I could see that it was too long, so I cut off two inches (these knit styles are great - no hemming necessary) which gave the whole a better balance. I also modified the "points" at the sides, which seemed a little too extreme.



Now I have a new dress that looks good, is very comfortable, and I like it. And rather more "sedate" than the original. What took me so long?


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  1. But I want to see all of it...on you!! :) xx

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    1. Twice I've worn it, Lynda, and both times intended to take a picture when I got home. Then entirely forgot. :D Will try again. To remember.

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  2. Lisa, I'm so happy you gave us this update, because I remember this dress and have wondered about it a few times. I'm glad you were able to make a few tweaks to make it work for you.

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    1. Sorry to keep you hanging so long. :)

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  3. oh nice!!! I think sometimes we just need the timing to be right to see what to do!

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    1. Or the push of a little desperation!

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  4. I guess you just had to wait until the right time for inspiration to strike.

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    1. Yes! It does seem to work out better that way.

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  5. I'm so glad it turned out so well - at last!

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    1. Thank you, Clare. I imagined I'd have to do a lot more to it, and was glad it was so simple.

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  6. Glad it turned out right for you! I know what you mean about those in between weather days. They are hard to dress for. :-)

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