But it's something I actually finished for Adele for Christmas and turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Well, sort of. Nothing is ever perfect, right?
I wanted a tunic, something that Adele could wear as a dress or a long shirt, and really just another layer to keep her warm. She's not a big fan of actual sweaters and I think the sleeves bother her, so I figured this would be the perfect solution.
It's the Plain tunic pattern from Pickles. I love their stuff. The patterns are simple but functional and stylish. Sometimes all of the knitting embellishments and whatnot get on my nerves when I'm looking for a basic item to knit.
I made the dress a bit longer than the pattern because I thought she could grow a bit bigger and get more than a couple of months use out of it. Hopefully she can wear it next year, too, provided I can get the mac & cheese from Christmas dinner out of it.
I wasn't fond of the garter stitch edge so I found a flower eyelet lace pattern that I could work into the stitches without hurting my brain too much. However, as I had to alter the pattern to suit myself I found myself doing entirely too much math. And I enjoy math.
One thing I didn't take into account when choosing the lace is that the first and last lace flowers I knit would end up right next to each other instead of an even number apart along with the rest of the flowers. And it bugs me. A lot.
Maybe one day I will fix it when I run out of other things to knit. (Ha!)
As always I made my mom sew the buttons on because I am button-sewing inept and every time I try to do it myself the buttons fall off within a day. These were vintage buttons that I probably found at a thrift store. There the only ones that fit and that I had enough of, so I think it turned out well.
I really like this little dress. She looks adorable in it and it's functional and warm.
Yarn is Knitpicks Andes del Campo in Latte Heather.
|I know you can't really see the dress in |
this photo, but I just thought it looked cool.