Thursday, February 5, 2009
Yeehaw, I finished it!
Well, it's done. And *I* think it's gorgeous, however note the "I'm only smiling because Mummy told me to" expression on our lovely model's face... I will try it a couple more times, but I think this dress may be destined for the model's little friend Charlotte's wardrobe.
I may actually take out the neck insert - I took some liberties with the pattern and did it in stocking stitch so it would match the bodice, however it's a tight squeeze over the little one's head and she has a tiny pea head, so if it goes to Charlotte it would need fixing anyhow, and it's not quite as perfect as the rest of the dress. But aside from that, I'm very pleased with it. Note the perfect fit! (Which, in toddler-land, means it won't fit her in 3 months anyway.)
Overall I think this was a perfect first project. I learned some stuff, I was challenged but not overwhelmed, and I really enjoyed working with this wool.