Saturday, October 28, 2006

Yet another OFO (old finished object)

This is Sophie's ballerina outfit/costume/dress. It is adapted from a pattern in the 2005 Filatura di Crosa Baby book. I guess they have one every year. It is called a dress in the book. Of course all of the yarns are subs and I guesstimated the sizing because of the changed gauge. A request has been put in to Sophie's mother to get a photo of Sophie wearing it, especially now that she can walk. It is quite stretchy and I expect it to fit her for a long time I think it would look nice with a white long or short sleeved t-shirt and maybe tights. Tutus: not just for warm weather anymore!.

The Facts of the Matter:

Pattern: Filatura di Crosa

Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus (very nice hand) & some fluffy stuff

Needles: Yes

Adaptations: Copied idea from pattern and used it to figure out the leg openings. You can sort of see a line across the front at the level where the decreases for the halter begin. The back is straight across at that level. It aquired a line because I first tried a scoop neck and didn't like it that much, and anyway I realized that it would not be adjustable or grow with her unless I got fancy and made the shoulder parts longer and added buttons and button holes. So I went back to the way it was originally designed. The straps have knots that act as buttons which slip through small buttonholes at the corners of the front. The straps cross in back so that they will acquire more length when uncrossed. I believe they are anchored to the top back. The skirt was knit with one strand of the Cotton Plus with a strand of the fluff added every other row or so. The original used a pom-pom yarn that was knit alone. (It was really quite nice.)


Jenny said...

Cute! I've never seen anything like that. A good use for the "fluffy stuff."

I'm so glad you have a blog now!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Thanks, Jenny!

Anonymous said...

Hey, think you could adapt the pattern for adult sizes? ;)

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

GoSH! That'd be FABulous on you, Sue. Add pantsies and a skirt to a tank top, et voila, une ballerina grande.

Anonymous said...

Emphasis on the GRANDE!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I'd make one for myself also, of course. Why there'd be no stopping us. Btw, there's a picture of Sophie wearing it on one of my links called Amy's kntting blog.