Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pinafore

The old-fashioned name is somewhat deceiving.  Instead, like Brooklyn, this dress has designs on being old-fashioned, but has a decidedly modern flair.   Knit in Dream in Color Classy (for if ever there's a worsted yarn with the yardage you need for this, it's Dream in Color) on US 8 needles, this takes a while, like most dresses, but it's not going to take you the rest of your life.



The eyelets are pushed out by purl rows just a bit, and are worked along the straps as well, so you can use whichever eyelet you wish as a buttonhole, allowing for endless adjustment without any button-moving.

The pockets at the sides pooch out--I used to see that on sweaters and liked the idea of it here.  The dress flares not at the sides, but throughout--if you look closely you can see tiny little holes from increases in this shot.  It's not enough to make the dress truly flared, but enough so a toddler can run and play in it.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So sweet! And just in time for spring!!

tonip1 said...

Really cute and looks very comfy. Is pattern available?

Nikki Van De Car said...

Not yet! It's coming out in the new book, so about a year from now....