Thursday, May 6, 2010

Clara- Off the Needles


In all honesty, my Clara Dress has been off the needles for a while now.  My big problem was getting the right pictures.  The dress is pretty small, I figure about newborn size, and I don't know any brand new baby girls who could be my models. 

I tried to lay it flat or drape it over a chair, but I just couldn't get the right shot.


The solution?  Paper tower holder + wooden spoon tied together with cotton yarn.  How fitting.


Maybe it's time for one of these.


Read more about the Clara Dress here.

30 comments:

  1. I just received my kit yesterday and I am so excited. I do have a question for you, if you don't mind. My swatch was really off with the size 3 needles (3 inches instead of 4). Is that just me? Thanks so much for leading me to this little treasure. YOURS is gorgeous! I only hope mine turns out half that well!

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  2. Oh how cute! I absolutely loved that dress when I saw it in the advertisement...and yours is just as sweet! Hope you can find a home for it soon : )

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  3. So sweet - I love the sunny colour. And thanks for sharing the pattern source - I noticed it in the ad as well and was wondering how to find it!

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  4. Soooo precious. I just want to touch it

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  5. Beautiful! and by the way I love how creative you are in putting it on a towel holder and spoon, thats something I would have done..haha

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  6. this is darling. my brother just welcomed a new baby girl to the family yesterday... i think i'd better get knitting :)

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  7. this is such a cute dress! perfect in every way :) I also love your creativity in displaying it, haha!!

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  8. Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! Gorgeous work (as always!).

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  9. It's so pretty!! and just perfect in the sunshine yellow. Amazing!!

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  10. I think you need to have a baby girl..... Amanda

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  11. That is freakin' adorable! Yellow is the perfect color for such a happy dress!

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  12. Noni~

    I think my swatch was opposite yours (I'm a loose knitter). I went down to a size 2 needle and did the pattern smaller than what's called for. When I cast on, it looked huge! You might want to go up a needle size though.

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  13. Looks awesome! Just got my pattern yesterday and I can't wait to start! I love the yellow you chose!
    Jen

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  14. If you are looking for a variety of dress forms, try Robert Ham company. They have great display items in various price points. I use them in my business.

    BTW Great dress. I wish I had some little girls in my family or circle of friends. Alas, only boys...

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  15. SO cute! Pretty in yellow!

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  16. It looks so pretty. Maybe you should put it away and save it for your first baby girl :)

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  17. What a cute dress!! I love the color, too! Thanks for sharing the pattern info. I may buy it and wait until someone I know has a little girl. :)

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  18. this is one of the sweetest little dresses I've seen! My cousin just found out they are having a little girl, this would be perfect :)

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  19. wonderful dress, will be a delight for the lucky recipient (parents as the little girl will never know!). So are you telling us you will be designing children's clothes next or do you have other news! the curious (and nosy) are waiting! LOL! When I FINALLY get grandchildren...

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  20. Uber cute! Clever dress form construction too.

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  21. It's a perfect way to photograph the dress - creative and unique. BTW, the dress is adorable. I've just stumble over to your blog and am in love. You were immediately added to my "wearable art" blogroll. Have a great weekend.

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  22. that yellow is so lovely.

    have a wonderful day :)

    xo Alison

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  23. Your dress came out wonderful! It's so sweet in the yellow color - perfect! I finished mine last week and I wish I had chosen yellow like you. :) -Ve

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  24. Very pretty. I purchased the pattern this week after I saw your original post. Being you knit it ..... any idea how to make the 1.5 yr. size one for a 3 yr. old? Exactly twice the pattern instruction size? Crossing my fingers for advise ......

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  25. hookiepookie- I actually went 'down a size' from the pattern. I used the smaller size as the 'base' pattern. The stitches that were added for the larger size, I actually subtracted. If I were you, I would double the number of stitches added to the first size in order to make the second size. Remember to check your proportions for length too!

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  26. lovely dress and great improvisation on how best to display it

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  27. Hey -- I have a cheaper source for those wee mannequins www.displayimporter.com I have a couple in my shop. They aren't completely perfect, but they work just fine for knitwear display. I LOVE the paper towel holder idea, though, and I could implement that pretty quickly! (CDA Yarn and Fiber)

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  28. What a cute little dress to cute for words and the color is perfect. Jean

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