Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bella Finale

2008 Easter Outfit

Bella is finished - of course - at the last possible moment - that's just the way I roll - (one of my Cub's Mama says that - I think it's cute)...

Anywhoo - I enjoyed the pattern - and under less pressure would enjoy it even more. And my yarn substitutions were spot on - I got just the look I was hoping for. I made the size 38 1/2 as I thought the 34 1/2 would be too small - what I really needed was a 36 1/2 - but I didn't think I had time to fool with adapting...

It's very soft and has a nice drape to it - I used one skein and a few yards from another of Bernat Softee Baby ($3.69) in white for the body - (so I'll have plenty left over to make a little something for the Man-Cub's 2nd grade teacher who's expecting in July) and 3 balls of crochet thread for the inserts ($1.77 each) - so this has definitely been one of the most economical sweaters I've ever made - less than $10...

My only change to the pattern was to sew up about 1 1/2 inch at the center front as it's quite low...


  1. Anonymous2:52 AM

    It looks lovely! And it looks like a nice low V already. I can only imagine how much it would show if you hadn't sewn it up. Perhaps you are supposed to wear something underneath normally?

  2. hey - that is pretty - looking at your wx pixie, i assume you bundled up?

    snow looks pretty - maybe it's about over!!

    love, k

  3. Outfit looks nice on the hanger. Would like to see it on you. E

  4. Thanks everyone - I'll post a picture soon of me wearing it soon.

  5. Less than $10 - you go! :) I love how delicate and flowing it looks. Nice work. (I wish I felt motivated to need these days...I'm totally envious of your concentration!)