For my daughter, who doesn’t like fussy dresses but complimented me many times on these.
The blue and the deep-red stripe were both from Gray’s General Store. The red organic jersey was bought on sale some time ago.
All three dresses were based on a pattern by Chicken Hill, graded up for Phoenix’s tall, lanky frame. At first I thought I’d offer these to clients, but the waist tie requires a rather personalized placement, so I won’t be doing so at this time.
Excellent! These look really great on her. I especially like them with the cowboy boots.
Oooh! Can those be made in size 36-year-old?
Hey ladies! Thanks!
I could make them for anyone of any size, but preferably they’d be someone I could meet with IRL. Consider that an invitation to come visit!
Great photos of Phoenix — she looks so self-possessed. The dresses suit her perfectly.
What’s up with that blue knit dress? You SEWED that? I’m confused.
I saw boots like those in a thrift store a few months ago an they wouldn’t fit me. I was heartbroken! I’m so glad that she’s sporting them with such style. She is awesome. And, of course, so are you.
“self-possessed” is a perfect phrase for Phoenix. She really is. Thanks for the compliments! The dress made up really quickly – with my own touches of course (like a bound neckline instead of a turn-and-stitch). Etc.
It was from a sweater knit… I’ll bet you anything it was from Gail Brown’s stash – she is a serger author & has been helping the shop.
I like sweater-knits but you really don’t run across them much around here. Definitely a city or an online thing. I have kind of an oogly sweater knit I’d like to find a home for. I ordered it online as it was on sale, and the colorway wasn’t as nice as I thought it might be.
Thanks for the compliments!
So, what you’re saying (to my clueless self) is that there is a cabled, knit fabric like that and it comes on a ream and you buy it by the yard? You then take this fabric home (somehow it doesn’t unravel) and you *CUT* it out (OMG, is that seriously what you’re doing?) and then use a sewing machine to turn it into a dress like that? If this is true, I understand that I am one naive crafter – but I had absolutely NO idea.
Ha, yes, all of this is true! I can see how it would blow your mind but think of it as like a t-shirt material – the threads and needles used to make the fabric were just larger!
LOL, you’re making me want to sew with more sweater knits!
I’m excited to see them. I think I’ve been wasting my time knitting!! Btw, this
Password thing is a bitch on a phone!! Lol