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Blue Princess

Hello All, I like Blue color and tired seeing Pink everywhere. So I made a blue dress for a cute princess. 2015-05-24 16.50.34 I wanted to do a crochet yoke dress for a while after seeing the dress made by Deepa in Ravelry. There was quite a thought on which yarn to do.Deepa’s yoke was with Alize Bella yarn. I have quite a stash to finish before I can buy. So postponed the idea of making it right away. But later when the Ayushyahomam(First B’day) of the little girl was announced, I tried to make the best out of the stash I had. So I made it with Anchor Knitting cotton. I was worried in the beginning that it might become very heavy. My friend’s sister made Angel Wings Pinafore with knitting cotton and told me it was quite heavy. 2015-05-19 11.06.10 After finishing, it is not as heavy as much I worried. I made the yoke and skirt pattern following this Pattern Anyone who wants to make this kind of yoke, I suggest this pattern and not the shells. In this pattern there is only one stitch on each stitch , so it does make the yoke heavy. 2015-05-24 16.52.19 In the back, I added separate strips for Button band and Button hole bands to make it look neat. Surprisingly, I finished the yoke in 2-3 days and hunted Chickpet for tulle or lacy blue fabric so that it will look like party wear. I did not find suitable material. The materials were very grand and it did not compliment the look of crochet yoke. So I resorted to my usual shop “Kishan Fashions” in Tippasandra and got this printed cotton material.I felt this print and crochet yoke go very well. I’m making a similar dress for Harshini in knit. Hoping I can show that also soon. Cheers, Sangheetha.

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Upcycling

Hello All,

Sorry no progress on the Sneak Peak project. I think I played with my stars :-). It is still in same state. I have not got the courage to stitch it. But I did stitch something quick.
Guess How?
But I had 4 days holidays last week.Thursday was bandh and Friday was holiday for May 1st. No planned getaways so stayed at home and finished a frock from start to finish.
It took close to 5 hours with numerous timeouts in between.

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And another plus is, these came from my stash. And how it came to my stash, it was hand-me-down from my cousin who was an avid sewist some years before.
The dark brown was silk like material which had shine and softness and the bright orange print material is from a saree.

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( Above pic was taken before the yo-yo was added. See I said right, many timeouts in between 😀 )

I mix and matched them to make a frock with dark top and floral flounce.
Just to add little color to the plain top, again a some frills on the neck line and a yo-yo flower on the middle. I did not add a button on purpose as my daughter has the habit of meddling with the button and somehow remove it.

Happy with my Upcycling.
How was your long weekend? Did you go anywhere or get crafty ?

Cheers,
Sangheetha.