Knitted Dress & Shadow

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I finally finished a project that I have been working on for a long time - a knitted dress. There are so many cute knitted dresses out there, that I wanted to make one that looked kind of like a John Galliano dress I saw in a magazine - but not so hootchie.

I used a cardigan pattern that I found in Interweave Knits - the sylph cardigan, as the basic shape for the bodice - and the rest I shaped to try and look like the John Galliano dress - with the exception of the puffy sleeves, which I added myself, and for extra frill, I added some crochet.

I used some really soft cotton yarn from Blue Sky Alpacas - so the dress is very comfortable
This is a picture of me and our family dog, Shadow hanging out. I'm wearing a sweater that I knitted and posted about earlier this year, and Shadow is wearing my sister Jamie's sunglasses.
Such a patient dog.

-

Shelbie

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26 comments

Sherri said...

What a gorgeous dress and sweater...you're so talented! I wish I could knit!

Sandi said...

The black dress is very, very nice and you look great in it!! Little shadow is looking pretty cute in those sunglasses. I have a friend that is going to loan me a video on knitting because she says if she could learn how to knit then I can. We shall see. It's a project for after Christmas.

Shari said...

Congratulations on a beautiful, one-of-a-kind creation. You look great in it! Make sure Shadow doesn't think it was made for him!
Merry Christmas!

belinda said...

shelbie...i think you have changed so much since your last post picture....your lovely!......and so is your knitted dress!

Suzan said...

Your knitting is wonderful. The dress is really darling and aren't you the clever one designing it yourself!!

Carla said...

I am so impressed!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful dress and I love the color of your sweater. Such talent and Shadow is looking marvelous!

Kathie said...

wow, the dress looks beautiful
congrats for finishing it.
I LOVE that color sweater, so pretty on you too.
cute dog :) have you knitted a sweater for the dog yet????

Mary said...

Wow, what a beautiful dress and sweater!!! Love the pic of your little doggy pal too! Hugs, Mary
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Hugs, Mary

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh sweetie, you have such talent, I love, love, the dress, way to go girl!! and of course your dog, hey maybe you should try out for Design Star!!!

MichelleB said...

Shelbie! I'm so impressed. I'm trying to get through socks and having a tough time. You look lovely in both.

~D Spack~ said...

Oh My Word! what a dress! Wow~~ and you look pretty and cute at the same time!!!

~D Spack~ said...

Oh My Word! what a dress! Wow~~ and you look pretty and cute at the same time!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Shelbie -- you're an awesome knitter!

Carrie P. said...

Wow you are so talented. The dress and the sweater are just fantastic. I don't knit so I really admire the things you have made.

Nan said...

What a talented knitter you are, Shelbie! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations.

rachel griffith said...

great job shelbie.
:D

shadow is SO cute.

Candace said...

Shelbie - you look gorgeous and so does your dress and sweater! Way to go - fabulous work! Cheers!

CJ said...

WOWEEE! What a talent to have. The dress looks great on you!

Mimi Sue said...

All you girls are so talented. Love the dress. Mimi

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm very impressed with your knitting. You wouldnt wanna see me in a dress that I knitted. LOLOL Love Shadow's glasses.

beth at aunties said...

I am so impressed with your wonderful talent. The dress and sweater look beautiful. Your family is amazing!

Beth~♥

Sherry said...

The dress is just beautiful & looks great on you. I love the color of your sweater. Congrats on both. I admire your talent. Shadow looks pretty snazzy in those shades. LOL

Amanda said...

Your dress is beatiful on you. I am impressed that you made it. My daughter (15) is enjoying wearing the knitted dresses too, but they are store bought. I never learned to knit or crochet.

You do beautiful work. I love the lime green sweater. Shadow is adorable!

Lady of the Cloth said...

Love the sweater, Shadow looks totally disgusted. I love it!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

You knit too! Wow!

Smiles,
Lea