PDA

View Full Version : Cable and Fair Isle Baby Dress


MerigoldinWA
10-30-2008, 09:07 PM
A gal on Ravelry shared a Ralph Lauren little girl's dress with cables and Fair Isle back in September and challenged others to try to replicate it. This is very different but the RL was the inspiration for this one.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/BBFrontofdress.jpg

This is my own design. The RL was short sleeved, gathered, had pockets and, of course the colors and patterns/cables were completely different.

Here is the back--

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/Backofdress.jpg

And here are a couple of detail pictures.

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/BBCloseupoffront.jpg

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q220/JoodieKadoodie/Other%20Items/BBCloseupofback.jpg

I love the way it turned out. The colors are not real true, but it is a bright yellow, dark navy, lt. blue, chocolate brown, tan and salmon pink.

ArtLady1981
10-30-2008, 09:12 PM
OMG!!!!! :passedout:

I saw this little dress when it was only the skirt when Merigold and I met for coffee in mid-October!

Wow, Merigold...this has turned out FABULOUS! I wanna grow up to be half as creative as you are!!!!

Just fantastico!

And, btw, knitters...her husband is just a creative as she is!
You should see the hats he has designed!!!!

Way to go Merigold!!!!! :cheering:

sue in canada
10-30-2008, 09:56 PM
That is amazing. You are very talented.

momwolf
10-30-2008, 10:30 PM
:thud:WOW you are one talented knitter:cheering:Beautiful just beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!

Mystery_Gyrl
10-30-2008, 10:53 PM
Merigold I absolutely love the dress it's so energetic and whimsical. It may not be RL but it's magnificent.
Katrina

Skater
10-30-2008, 11:20 PM
:cheering::yay: Yay! Congratulations on completing such a wonderful dress! It is a work of art.

auburnchick
10-31-2008, 12:03 AM
:passedout:

evona
10-31-2008, 12:05 AM
That is just stunning! Beautiful work :cheering: :cheering:

GrandmaLori
10-31-2008, 12:20 AM
What wonderful workmanship, it all looks beautiful and the design is really neat. You've done a great job.

scout52
10-31-2008, 12:25 AM
OMIGOD that is just GORGEOUS!!!!!! You are SOOOOO talented!! I hope you made a pattern because I sooo want to make that!!!

gargoylelib
10-31-2008, 12:36 AM
Oh wow, that is just beautiful! The colors are nice and bright and I
love the cables you used :)

Libbie

Jan in CA
10-31-2008, 12:48 AM
That is stunning!!:yay:

ritaw
10-31-2008, 03:26 AM
What is left to say when everyone has already said it.
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Will the pattern be wriiten down? (Fingers crossed) :)

Karina
10-31-2008, 04:53 AM
What a lovely little dress. great job.

Slim
10-31-2008, 07:19 AM
What a beautiful little dress for some lucky little girl! I can't imagine being able to design something like that. Lovely, lovely work.

KnittingNat
10-31-2008, 07:33 AM
:passedout: That is just amazing little dress!!! You're so talented :notworthy:

Lindsey H
10-31-2008, 08:08 AM
:passedout: Drop-dead gorgeous!!! :inlove:

beachwalker
10-31-2008, 08:28 AM
Beautiful little dress, outstanding work!:cheering:

shelluie
10-31-2008, 10:03 AM
This dress is so cute!!

MerigoldinWA
10-31-2008, 12:13 PM
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I took the dress over to my DD this morning. She had seen it in progress and when it was done except for the buttons and a redo on the sewing of one sleeve. She likes it. We haven't tried it on the baby yet. She was overly tired this morning and it wasn't a good time. I actually hate trying things on babies; they don't like it. :) I'll try to add a picture of her wearing it when I get one.

I took a few notes when I made the pattern and of course have the instructions for the cables (they are all in Harmony stitch guides) and the Fair Isle I charted, but I changed the colors even from what I had written down (how my brain hurt sometimes trying to figure out what to do :eyes: ) but it would be a job to write the pattern and I don't know if that is happening. I just sort of decided as I went what I needed to do next and I don't know if it is all written down anywhere.

I posted that last evening and immediately had to leave to go to work. I checked the thread this a.m. when I was at DD's house, but couldn't reply until now. I really appreciate the replies. :hug:

RMB
10-31-2008, 12:17 PM
Way to go! The dress is beautiful...
Rhonda

The.Knitter
10-31-2008, 12:26 PM
Stunning! No other words describe it!!!

mhansen
10-31-2008, 01:42 PM
That dress is beautiful. Your knitting is fantastic!!

Nobones
10-31-2008, 03:48 PM
As others have said, stunning. Just stunning.

lelvsdgs
10-31-2008, 04:00 PM
Wow... that is just amazing... :passedout: You did an absolutely beautiful job on that adorable dress. What a lucky little girl and I do hope you'll be able to get some photos of her wearing her grandma's designer gown... Just lovley!

nannaknits
10-31-2008, 10:26 PM
:heart: Beautiful! It gives me inspiration to knit on.

Puddinpop
11-01-2008, 09:12 PM
What a gorgeous work of art. If I had knit that, I would have to hang it somewhere to study it all the time. I don't think I would get tired of it. I'll bet your daughter was impressed.

mks22300
11-01-2008, 10:41 PM
Absolutely beautiful! :heart:

dustinac
11-02-2008, 09:43 AM
I don't know how I missed this earlier...so pretty!! You did a great job :inlove:

GinnyG
11-03-2008, 06:18 AM
That dress is an heirloom, you did an outstanding job. BEAUTIFUL!

mwhite
11-03-2008, 08:09 AM
I'll have to agree with everyone else....Just Beautiful! You're so talented!

MoniDew
11-03-2008, 10:51 AM
holy crap! (holy crap is actually a compliment. it means, I couldn't do that no matter how hard I tried!)
________
Iolite vaporizer (http://www.vaporshop.com/iolite-vaporizer.html)

Debkcs
11-03-2008, 01:30 PM
I just saw this, what a magnificient piece of work! It's beautiful!

GirlChris
11-03-2008, 02:22 PM
that is so adorable!

bambi
11-03-2008, 03:08 PM
I love it! It is just beautiful! :inlove:

Bambi

dmknits
11-11-2008, 02:23 PM
That is beautiful work! :inlove:

Abbily
11-11-2008, 04:14 PM
Oh my gosh, that's incredible! Great job!