I decided to start these after getting a load of vintage fabric and patterns. Zooey's dress is made from fabric that says 1970 on the edge and the pattern was one that Mike's mother gave me that she made for him when he was little (the overall version though). The dress took an hour to assemble and about 30 minutes to cut out. Not too long at all. The chest of the dress is a bit big - but I think she will grow into it.
Mine is 100% polyester. For a hot night this night be a mistake. I haven't decided if I was to wear a belt and petty coat with it yet or not. It might be a bit too moomoo for me right now.
Project Details: Low Tide Cardigan. Started on May 12th and finished on June 16th. I've also liked to look at when I queued patterns. This one was queued on December 27th 2012. It looks like I queue things and often start them early after that.
I used 5 skeins of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino (which is fingering weight) on size 5 needles. There was a lot of funky construction to this top and I'm not sure I like the finish on the sleeve ends or the bottom.
After I first blocked this I hated it. You can see in the photo below that the left and right side are not even and it is way too large! I got it moist again and dried it for a bit. This didn't help much - but for some reason when it fully finished drying it looked much better.
This is some great fabric from Spoonflower. The skirt came as a print kit. Which means that you basically cut out and then sew together. I picked vintage buttons to sew on. It wraps - but not really. The print on the back is massive and fun. I'm going to wear this this week. Next is the other 5 kits from Spoonflower I ordered forever ago.
I'm a knitter and a lover of all fiber arts. Could there be enough time in the day to design and knit everything you want?? I keep busy by being outside, getting into trouble, and being a general good pain in the ass!