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Lisa Kay
04-16-2007, 12:20 PM
Here it is so far...and the time crunch is on! I'm going to have to be knitting non-stop this week to finish knitting, sew the seams, and sew the hem before DD's baptism on Sunday. Please send good thoughts my way so that my fingers can fly! :teehee:

I've made some changes to the pattern, including the back opening. Now I think I should've done garter stitch on the edges of the back opening so that it wouldn't curl. Or I should have put in more than 1 eyelet opening for a button (I just made 1 up near the top). Maybe I should sew in a little velcro to help it stay shut/lay flat? :shrug:

Here is a picture (http://www.velona.com/items/222/B22273.html) of the dress on the cover of the pattern. I changed the skirt part of the dress to be a feather and fan pattern.

sara_jayne
04-16-2007, 12:23 PM
That is beautiful, Lisa! :heart:

Jan in CA
04-16-2007, 12:50 PM
It's gorgeous, Lisa Kay!

MommaG
04-16-2007, 12:53 PM
That is cute. You must post a pic of you DD in it.

Kaydee
04-16-2007, 01:00 PM
Beautiful! Can't wait to see a finished pic.

auburnchick
04-16-2007, 01:24 PM
So pretty!!! What a wonderful heirloom!

dewdrops
04-16-2007, 02:05 PM
Very beautiful WIP! :heart:

Abbily
04-16-2007, 03:15 PM
That is gorgeous!!! Great work!

purplemama
04-16-2007, 05:43 PM
Beautiful work! What a lucky baby...

RachelJean
04-17-2007, 08:38 AM
That is totally precious! You're a very ambitious mom to be knitting for your DD's baptism.

marykz
04-17-2007, 09:08 AM
that is just lovely- the velcro idea could help- I've seen soft, small width velcro at JoAnn's...

Lisa Kay
04-20-2007, 05:42 PM
Thanks for the nice feedback everyone!

I'm down to the wire now. I've got the rest of today and tomorrow to knit/seam/hem like crazy. I think I'll make it...

I'm finishing up the front, then have to seam and hem. I know...Yikes! How much sleep do I really need between now and Sunday? :teehee:

dawnk777
04-23-2007, 12:32 AM
That's beautiful!

Lisa Kay
04-23-2007, 09:53 PM
Well, it's still technically a WIP because it's not completely finished, but I got enough of it done so DD could at least wear it on Sunday. :happydance:

I spent an amazing amount of time knitting last week, and gave up more and more sleep as the week progressed, but it was just too much to get done by Sunday. I'm still very happy with how far I did get, and now the pressure is off so I can take the time to finish it without rushing.

After sewing the shoulder seams and doing the neckband, I decided that it was just impossible to finish all of the seams and hems by Sunday morning. So I did the hem around the neckline, left the sleeves off for the time being, and basted the side seams together so DD could wear the dress. And the bottom of the dress did a cute little roll-up, so nobody knew it wasn't hemmed yet.

I love how it looks on her, even if it is incomplete. She wore a sweater over it, so nobody could even tell it was sleeveless, and the few people who did notice thought it was meant to be that way. I got quite a few compliments, which always feels good. People were amazed. Even my DH told me how impressed he was and that he thought it was beautiful, which is HUGE coming from him.

And I have to say, I am rather impressed with myself. This is my biggest (almost finished) project yet.

I need to be sure to say another big thank you to MaryS for her help with proofreading my pattern changes and checking my math. :muah:

And now the pix...

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4405/dscn6811ip7.jpg

http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/2198/dscn6809ty8.jpg

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5586/dscn6733sa5.jpg

http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/470/dscn6802xn3.jpg
(Blanket was knitted by DD's grandma.)

kristinw
04-23-2007, 10:01 PM
Oh my goodness :heart: I just want to squeeze her!! It looks so good and she is such a doll. You should be very proud!

MommaG
04-23-2007, 10:03 PM
Beautiful. It looks wonderful on her and thank you for sharing the pics with us.

jeanius80
04-23-2007, 10:09 PM
wow everything is so pretty! she is adorable, i love her red hair! what a doll :heart: i love the neckline, very cute

BinkyKat
04-23-2007, 10:15 PM
Absolutely PRECIOUS!!!! :heart:
My great project in the sky is a baptism gown..got the yarn, needles and pattern just waiting for cast on.
Your feverish work to get this done reminds me about a yr ago Feb. the night before our Godson's christening. I had started the blanket I wanted to do as a gift weeks before but was only half done and for some reason the patter was just kicking my hiney. I worked on it all day Saturday and through the night. I got done with just enough time to shower and go to church with dh and stand up with my sil and bil's sister and her husband who was the other set of godparents. Needless to say, I went home after lunch and to bed at 3 and was a shakey wreck that monday am. Been a long time since I pulled an all-nighter where I actually worked on something rather than goofed around. :teehee:

Abbily
04-24-2007, 10:06 AM
Stunning! Great job! I think it's beautiful sleeveless, actually. :)

sara_jayne
04-24-2007, 10:14 AM
Each is SO beautiful!!!! :heart:

Jan in CA
04-24-2007, 01:01 PM
She is adorable! The dress (and blanket) is gorgeous! Is that a picot neckline? Too cute!

Shandeh
04-24-2007, 01:13 PM
I love it! :heart: :heart: :heart:

AnaK
04-24-2007, 04:24 PM
Adorable :heart:

wildforyarn
04-24-2007, 08:49 PM
Oh my gosh she is so beautiful in it. It is very lovely without the sleeves and I probably would have left it that way on purpose. Very pretty!!

lissalue
04-24-2007, 11:34 PM
that is gorgeous!! i want to make my kids lots of things, but i really want to make something really special like this for each of my children, but i haven't decided what it will be yet!! great job, looks great, even unfinished!!

Mariblue
04-24-2007, 11:49 PM
Your daughter is precious, and the dress is just lovely! What a special heirloom!
:heart: :heart: :heart:

dewdrops
04-25-2007, 09:57 AM
Pretty daughter,pretty baptism dress!
Awesome! :notworthy:

Susan P.
08-12-2007, 03:31 AM
I had missed this outcome and was lucky enough to click on your signature list of items and see it...gosh..it is absolutely fabulous. The picture of your daughter in the dress and on that tres beautiful blanket is glossy magazine worthy. Simply simply gorgeous. How proud you must have felt as a woman and as a family of women going into that ceremony with those heartfelt items of love you made.

:grphug:

nonny2t
08-12-2007, 07:06 AM
It's is just beautiful as is the blanket.

chrislt8
08-12-2007, 09:18 AM
Beautiful! and she looks wonderful in it!!! (I like it sleeveless as well). You SHOULD be proud!

LeslieRR
08-12-2007, 06:12 PM
That is absolutely gorgeous....your daughter is beautiful!

Sanibelle
08-12-2007, 09:16 PM
Wow - I loved the pic of your daughter in the dress you made. She is so beautiful and so is the dress.

Congratulations.

MerigoldinWA
08-12-2007, 09:44 PM
Very pretty!! I love F&F. You'll make it.

aineepooh1
08-12-2007, 09:52 PM
Lisakay... PRECIOUS~!:thumbsup:

phisch
08-13-2007, 10:38 AM
Awwww! She's so cute. Ok, the knitting is really gorgeous too, but it's hard to get past the baby. :D

Duckling326
08-13-2007, 11:08 AM
Great knitting! I would like to do a baptism set one of these days.