Friday, January 4, 2013

Homemade Friday: Plain Tunic for Adele

 Sounds exciting, no? 

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.


  1. The dress is beautiful! I love picles which is a Norwegian website. I'm useless when it comes to knitting, though. Love, Anne-Kristine Sagstuen

    1. Thank you! I'm just happy Pickles puts up an English translation! Otherwise I'd have to have you translate for me!


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