Monday, February 6, 2012

Prepare to get spammed.

It's finally time for Still Light pictures!

First off, let me just say, I feel smokin' hot when I put on this dress!  I was not expecting to love it this much, or to find the fit so flattering.  I don't even have to wear a compression garment underneath - just the tights!  I would absolutely knit this again!

First, by itself, front and back:  (Apologies for the darkness of the pictures - still grey in Chicago!  Believe it or not, I've already brightened these quite a bit.)



(About a year and a half ago, my youngest nephew said to me, "I like how your butt goes out on the sides."  Priceless!)

Next, with my Aura scarf that I made last year from Knit Picks' Suri Dream Solids.  I wish they were still making this yarn - it is luscious.  I'm planning on wearing the ensemble like this to a family function next weekend:



showing my China Glaze Kinetic Candy nails

And now the mandatory silly pose.  It's two for one day in the Silly Pose Department:

Behold my pockets!

i AM drama!

OK, here's a conundrum:  I took all my pictures with a tripod and the self-timer, and had the camera set to "auto" the whole time.  Most of them came out focused, but some of them came out fuzzy.  Any pointers?  I guess I could read the manual . . .

And now for some construction shots.  First, a picture of the dress laying flat:


And now, inside out, to try to give you some idea of the ingenious construction of the pockets:



oops - this one is right side out again

I've mentioned that I made my dress "Me-Size" - working with numbers halfway between the XS and S sizes.  I kept detailed notes of exactly what I did, so if you too want to make this dress, and are 5'4" and a pear-shaped RTW size 4 with somewhat muscular arms, my notes may work for you!


And now, I'm moving on to my Spring Knitting!  (I'm still working on the legwarmers though.)


22 comments:

  1. So cute! How do you pump out the knits so fast?!

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    1. Thanks, Erika! I am a pretty fast knitter, but I did kind of push myself on this one :-)

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  2. the fit is CUSTOM in other words, PERFECT

    the construction is ingenious again not at all complex once you understand it. and NO, I could not design such a wonder HOWEVER I am wondering whether I could follow those directions I am in love with the idea.

    YOU make this outfit GORGEOUS

    hugs
    Gerry

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    1. Thanks, Gerry! I'm hoping you could understand the pockets - I did it mostly for you! :-)

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  3. O M G !! What a fabulous ensemble. Love the scarf - its sets the outfit perfectly. Jealous. Much. :-)))) xx

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    1. Thanks, Kirsty! I love it with the scarf too - I'll probably mostly wear it that way!

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  4. It's terrific! And I would have bopped that nephew :-)

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    1. Hehehe - he meant it as a compliment! He's my little sweetie!

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  5. Smokin' hot indeed! Gail, I have no words. Even if the pictures are a bit dark, it looks so good. It makes me want to make one... maybe next year. As for your nephew, is he, like, three? No excuse otherwise!

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    1. I think he was about 5 when he said that. You should try out the pattern! With your home-grown, handspun alpaca!

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  6. I was studying the dress and thinking and thinking, "What a pretty knit fabric." It took me a second to realize that you knit it! Amazing! It looks so so good. The pattern (tension?) looks so consistent.

    Love how you styled it, too.

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    1. Thanks, Melizza! (Or do you prefer Mela?) I did forget to mention that I steam blocked it, and that helps a lot with evening out the tension.

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  7. It's a fabulous dress, and you've styled it so well! I totally have no idea what your nephew's talking about, LOL!

    BTW, I still cannot get my template to have threaded replies. Not that it matters since I haven't had a chance to post anything, but still!

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    1. Do you have a custom template? She did say it doesn't work if you have that. And I think I had to sign out and then sign back in. Isn't that the answer to everthing? Turn it off and then turn it back on!!

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  8. Absolutely gorgeous!! This looks LOVELY on you-- the outfit is amazing! Yay, pretty lady!

    Oh, and your nephew-- amazing. Kids are unbelievable. You have a great figure!

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    1. Thanks! I've been meaning to ask you, since you've made this one: how does it wear? I'm a little worried about the butt getting baggy if I sit down too much!

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    2. I haven't worn it too much because I've been worried about the same thing! It hasn't gotten baggy at all-- I've just been worried about it pilling (and the holes I seamed up at the armpit keep reappearing... grr...).

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    3. I haven't seen any entries on Ravelry addressing this!

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  9. You have a tall, elegant and feminine figure and this looks absolutely stunning gorgeous on you! And so much knitting in so little time - you're really fast!

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    1. Thanks, Carmela! I had to giggle - that's the first time I've ever been called tall!

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