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A Dress to Impress

I’m thrilled.
Can you tell?
I could stop there, and only write those two words about this dress, but that would be very unlike me, so I’ll continue.
Like I said earlier, I feel like this dress was designed for me. It’s so perfectly my style, and you may notice, I’ve styled mine very similar to the model. A lot of it is because she’s super cute, and I want to look like that, but I also loved the look.
The fit is wonderful. The perfect length, and the perfect amount of fitted. For this dress, I used about four and a half skeins of Ella Rae Worsted. I’ve got five and a half skeins left, which I’m planning on making into either Antrorse or Oshima sometime in the next few months. I just adore this color. I could probably buy a bunch more and fill my closet with sweaters made from it. But that would get boring.
I’m particularly pleased with the side seams. There was a part of me that just wanted to quickly whipstitch the sides together and get it over with, but the grown-up, mature knitter in me won over. While these seams aren’t totally invisible, they blend in really well, and I’m very happy I took the time to seam them correctly. This was the first time I’d ever done an invisible stitch on reverse stockinette, and I found this video to be really helpful. 
The pattern was very well written, and I really enjoyed every second of knitting this. I think I’m going to have a hard time not wearing it every day.
You can see more photos on my Ravelry page!
And now, I’ll get back to working on my gloves.

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11 thoughts on “A Dress to Impress

  1. Ah!! It's so crazy cute! I want to drop everything and make one. But I'm already doing that with something else, so I won't. :). You are a such an accomplished knitter, Jennifer. Once you do a dress, what's left? Steeks?

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