I am quite pleased with my FESA output this year. In total, I made 4 dresses, 5 skirts, and 2 knitted jumpers. Whew!
Three of the four dresses I made were from the wonderful Lady Skater pattern. It is definitely worth all that taping (which really isn't too bad) as it yields a terrific dress and, by happy accident, terrific half circle skirts! My Il Fait Dolly Holiday dress is one of my favourite makes.
I find that during the cooler months I gravitate toward wearing knit jumpers and warm skirts with cozy tights. To that end, I was able to make 5 skirts, including my exuberant It Takes a Village skirt.
I made this cherry skirt from the Lady Skater skirt portion. Adding a waistband and lapped zip was easy and the two patch pockets (hard to see because of the pattern) are decorated with vintage buttons. I love how it looks with my Kit jumper! I also made a red twill version and have a raspberry lightweight wool version waiting to be sewn.
Penelope (white) and Ursula (red) were two jumpers I was able to finish. Penelope was an almost abandoned WIP but I am delighted with the finished product. I knit her using two strands of Knit Picks Comfy Fingering held together. The yarn is butter soft and a delight to knit with. My only complaint is that it tends to shed when worn.
Ursula just came off my needles last week and is based on Susan Crawford's Quick Work in Thick Wool. I substituted the twisted rib pattern for Leaves of Grass lace. This would have made a great entry for Tasha's Knit for Victory as the lace pattern comes out in a V for Victory sign (I was too far along in the process for this to qualify). For Ursula, I used Knit Picks Comfy Worsted yarn in Pomegranate. I love this yarn so much and highly recommend it. I have used it to knit Kit, Tessa, Miss G's Little Weasley Jumper, and it's currently on my needles for Pauline.
Both jumpers are shown with my Bletchley Circle skirt made from Nova Scotia tartan.
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Thank you so much for creating along with me! I hope you enjoyed it!