Tuesday, February 14, 2012

It's Purplelicious

During one of my two runs to Hobby Lobby last week (yes, I know I have a problem), I saw a gorgeous purple-themed fat quarter pack.

 I think that gingham-y one is so very out of place with the other 4 prints....

I wasn't exactly sure what I was going to do, but I thought it would be pretty similar to a dress I made Zoe a while back... it's pretty much just a peasant dress and I can't find a picture of it, so just imagine a pink and brown patchwork peasant dress, OK?  Good.

The longer I thought about it, the more I didn't want to do that and a new idea formed.  It was kind of a mish-mash of one of the Easter dress patterns and two different tutorials I've used before.  By the time I got home today, I just couldn't wait any longer and dove in.  Even with the kids awake.  I don't normally sew unless they're unconscious, for obvious reasons, but it was fine.  They were very curious but didn't get in the way too much.

Everything came together just as planned.  No glitches at all.  It was quite shocking, really.  And here we are... the Purplelicious top/dress (depends on who is wearing it)


Just imagine that I had remembered to either shut their bedroom door or pick up their dirty clothes, OK?

I love, love, love it.  And I had just the tiniest scraps left over.  I used Isabelle's chest measurement and made it a tad bigger than necessary so that they don't outgrow it in a week.  It's way too big around for Olivia, though.  She was really upset about that, but I promised to make her one.  Different colors, of course.  It's a perfect dress length for Zoe, a tad too short for Isabelle, but she can wear leggings under it.
It was really easy and didn't take much time either.  I might use some knit for the next one and it will go even faster because I won't have to hem it and I won't be piecing the skirt.

In other news....

I started another baby blanket.  I am basically finished with the Fruity Pebbles one... just need to weave in a few ends and I think I might make a matching hat.  But I just really wanted to try a pattern from the Seamless Crochet book. 

This pattern is amazing.  I have finished the first row and the whole time I was saying "this is SO cool!"  I'm not sure I'll ever do another granny square afghan without doing it this way.  13 squares in the first row and it just flows from one to the other without fastening off and weaving in ends.  The only ends will be the beginning, the end, and where I have to join a new skein.  It's just genius, I tell you.  Genius.  I feel like the book has paid for itself already and my own copy hasn't even arrived yet (I'm using my library copy).

So, that's what I've been doing... and not doing, apparently, from the picture of Isabelle and their dirty clothes.  I swear I picked up the front of the house today.  I just never made it all the way down the hall.  =)


  1. That is a gorgeous little dress/top! I shall imagine that you shut the door or picked the clothes up...not to worry as I imagine many houses are messy, as mine definitely is!

    That pattern sounds really cool, it would be bliss to crochet or knit without having the ends to weave in!

  2. That little top is adorable! It sure would be lovely if you made a tutorial. *ahem* ;-) It really is great! I can't wait to see your WIP crochet be a FO. I love reveal posts. Have a great day!

    1. I was thinking about a tutorial... and now that there's been a request and I have to make another one anyway, I do believe I will.



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