I am guessing I knit this dress in the early 1970’s. As I have been doing recently I knit it without a pattern. I had a limited number of skeins of a very expensive boucle yarn.
By taking my body measurements I was able to knit the dress with the amount of yarn I had.
I crocheted the edges with a cream colored yarn that was the same weight.
I even put an invisible zipper in the back of the dress, not an easy feat.
Knowing how knits can bag out I lined the entire dress. I matched the color of the lining to each part of the dress. I took darts in the lining so it would fit the body like the knit did. All seams were finished with an appropriate seam finish.
I covered a padded hanger with the same yarn to help the dress keep it’s shape. I had enough left to make a cord that could be used for a belt or used to accessorize it in another way.
This was a much more complex project than the knitting I am doing now.
I feel it is an heirloom that I hope someone will treasure.
As I look back I am amazed that I was able to take on such a complex project 40 years ago.
I never was afraid to try to create something and I feel that is why I am where I am today with my creations.