Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweetie Pie

Let's get back to some Oregon knitting, shall we? I sure have. One of things I marveled at, while on vacation, was that I wasn't so interested in crafting! There was just too much to experience. I made this little dress in days since I've been back in Portland (though don't worry, there's much more Hawaii to share).

I fell in love with the pattern. It's called "Sweetie Pie". Is there any cuter pattern photo than this one? As a friend said to me, "This is from a time when children were seen and not heard". So true. It also looks like every photo I've seen of people who grew up in the 50s and 60s in the Middle/North of England.

The pattern book is dated 1943. I picked it up from a local estate sale. I can't tell you how exciting it was to see this garment come to life on my needles. I couldn't stop thinking about all the people who made it previously, so many decades ago.

The back is similar to the front, with three small buttons for closure. I made the dress out of my favorite sock yarn (all the Ravelry details are here).

The dress is going to my friend's daughter, who will be modeling for me in upcoming days, as I write up the pattern for my own creations.

I'm sure she'll look just as cute in this dress as the girl in the pattern photo (how old might she be now?), and hopefully even cuter in my vests!

1 comment:

kristenmakes said...

Och! Those patterns are far too cute! What adorable photographs. Love the smocking detail, it looks great with the yarn's coloring.