31 October 2013

Dress reveal

I am so pleased with how this dress turned out, to the point I may make one for myself!  I finished the knitting last night, woke very early, and lay thinking that I should get up and finish it off so that Rachel could have it tonight.  I was downstairs at 5am and put the last stitch in at 7am.  Here is the result -

In day light




Then in night light

Sweater Dress

Sweater Dress


With 4 months to go there is plenty of growing room.  She has asked me to knit a belt from the leftover yarn.

Pattern - James C Brett - JB100

Yarn - James C Brett - Rustic Aran Tweed in colourway DAT16.  This size took 840 grams, the pattern suggested 3 x 400 gram balls so we have 360 grams left over.  The yarn was on offer at £7.99 a ball so it has turned out to be a pretty cheap dress.

All in all a great result

17 comments:

  1. It's beautiful...your hands must be aching! The model is very lovely too! She looks stunning and this dress will certainly keep her and the baby warm!

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  2. What a lucky lady to have a mum willing to knit her an adult sized dress - thats awesome!!

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  3. Gorgeous! I love the tweed yarn.

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  4. Well done! It is so pretty, as is your daughter. I smiled when I read that you woke up early thinking about your project. I've down that too when I am "close to the finish."

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  5. Of course, that should say "I've done that too." Stupid auto-correct. Or more to the point, stupid me for not proof reading my comment before hitting publish! :-)

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  6. That's a lovely dress. I really like the color and it looks so cozy. A great winter staple.

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  7. Such a pretty colour. It looks really lovely.

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  8. Very pretty! What an ambitious project! Way to go.

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  9. Holy cow, what a lot of knitting! That is wonderful.

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  10. It's a lovely dress and it drapes beautifully over the "bump" :)

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  11. oooooh, I love this dress and would love to have had something wonderful like it to wear when I was pregnant. Beautiful work!

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  12. You did a great job, I would just love to have that dress... What a gift!

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  13. Lovely dress! The colorway is spectacular!

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