8.01.2014

Outfit Along - Finished!

I didn't know if it was going to pull off finishing the Outfit Along until about 8:00 last night. I'm so glad I pushed myself to finish on time, because I got to join the parade of beautiful and creative outfits over at the Untangling Knots forum on Ravelry. It's exciting and inspiring!

Unfortunately, my photographic efforts left a lot to be desired this time around. I was struggling with exhaustion (brutal soccer game last night) and challenging lighting conditions. Here are the two pieces I made for the OAL:

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The sweater pattern is Marion by Andi Sutterland and the dress is Simplicity 1803. The dress qualifies for the Summer Stash Bust Along, since I used some cotton that had been languishing in my closet for a year or two now. I loved the colors and the large roses, but couldn't figure out what to do with it since it was transparent and prone to wrinkling. It dawned on me that lining it with cotton batiste might help and it did just that. The dress is nicely opaque, and while it does wrinkle a bit during wear, it's nowhere near as bad as it would have been without the batiste.

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Deer & Doe Plantain T-shirt

I'm going to cut to the chase. I LOVE this top. The fit is great for me. The subtle feminine shaping makes me feel less schlumpy than mo...