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.)