.... the rest of the dress was made in the U.K., part at home and some of my car knitting/crochet sessions! (I seem to spend quite a lot of time on the fabled 'school run' and hate wasting precious time, so while waiting I use this time to work on my garments...quite often passersby read my 'Quirky Little Knits' car magnet (decal) sign attached to my car and begin to talk to me through the window, asking about what I am doing. My aim is to hand out out least 2-3 business cards during this)
...the edging of the dress is made from individual circles which are interlinked and then crochet together with trebles. The yarn is the Wendy Yo Yo double knit with Lycra which is a dead-stock yarn.
...The front has a backbone! I seem to be deeply influenced by the inside of the body and the backbone is fast becoming a personal signature. around this back/front bone I have created ruffles which are in-line with current fashion trends.
(front full length view)
...this side view shows the interesting shape of the armhole, which is edged with a band in trebles and finished/sealed with a cover double row.
This dress will be on show at Alex. palace, London between 8th-11th October 2009 at the knit and stitch show.