I made one Violet and couldn’t wait to make another one!
This Violet is made pretty much the same as the first one. I lengthened the skirt by two inches instead of adding the contrast hem band like on my first. I’d probably add more length to it next time, but I’m happy with this length, especially when I wear it with leggings and boots like I am here.
Both fabrics for this dress are from Mood. I used the Nostalgia Rose Floral Wool Blend Knit for the yokes and the Heathered Maroon Cotton Jersey for the rest of the dress. The cotton jersey is sold out as I write this, but was a special sale of the day.
The rose wool knit is a little sheer, so I’m glad I opted to put it on the yoke. I have yardage left over from both of these fabrics and I’m hoping to eke out a Muse Jenna cardi with it. If I wear that with this dress, do you think it will be too much?
Also, here’s my Violet paired with a scarf I just knitted a little while ago. It’s only about the fifth scarf that I’ve made. I used Lion Brand Thick & Quick wool blend yarn in a ribbed design. Soooo much faster to knit than my first scarves which were merino and cashmere blends and which were thin yarns. I’m planning on knitting my first cardigan soon!!
I took these photos in one of our horse paddocks as it was raining out. My boots got dirty as I was kicking manure out of the way. lol 🙂 Also, not sure why my leggings look blue-ish. They are actually a black “denim” color. Yeah, it’s raining and I’m wearing sunglasses…. mostly as I did not feel like doing any eye makeup…. 🙂
Note: This pattern was complimentary as I was a pattern tester.
- Dress: BlueGingerDoll Violet knit dress in heathered cotton jersey and wool knit, made by me
- Leggings: JCPenney
- Boots: Aerosoles
- Sunglasses: Tory Burch
- Jewelry: Bauble Bar