Finished Objects: Manos Mini and Simplicity 6407

My Manos Mini! It seems like I finished it before I even began.

Most of this dress was knitted on an hour and a half drive down to Santa Cruz last weekend. I ended up using size 11 needles for the dress and switched to 8s for the sleeve ribbing. Also, I only used 3 skeins of Manos! It think it is finally cold enough to start wearing this.

I also did some sewing on Tuesday, which is my day off. I bought a couple of patterns on Ebay a couple of weeks ago, including this stunner:

I was really attracted to the pockets and the dolman sleeves. I LOVE this dress. It is so comfortable and I love the mystery material- some kind of stiff synthetic jersey. I shop at Discount Fabrics, and often their labeling of fabrics is a bit mystifying.

This is the first time I have sewn in a very long time, except for some simple alterations here and there. Naturally, I stained the thing while cooking on the second day I wore it, so I may have to make another.

I have to add a picture of my new shoes! These are from the shop, by Richard Tyler, but they look like the YSL shoes that cost about 7 times more. I love the brown croc against the purple dress.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Amazing! You did such a great job.:) You are an amazing knitter. Do you think it's possible to do a pattern? Or even a rough draft of what you did? I just love how you did the sleeves! If you could I would appreciate it very much. Thanks and once again great job!

LoveGemma said...

WOW. Lovely. :)

Anonymous said...

I second the first anonymous - any way we could get a pattern for that fab mini dress?