17 May 2008

Magda

May I present to you, the recently finished, lovely summer dress modelled by my daughter!

After a few hot dogs, ice creams, some chocolate, watching the children's parade and celebrating my sister's birthday, she gladly acted as a model while I photographed her in her new dress. Being advised to stand on top of the stove in the living room during the photo shooting didn't make the assignment any less popular..

Well, the details: I have named the dress Magda, and it is (of course) worked top down, with raglan puff sleeves. The yarn was actually a pleasant surprise. As you probably know, I'm not so into knitting with cotton, but this yarn was somehow different. Less static, more comfortable to work with. I will definitely order some more for summer garments, as the price is quite nice, too. Well, I guess I'll put the dress in the washing machine to see how it behaves when washed, and then decide whether or not to buy more. Anyway, besides from being very pleasant to work with, it also looks good. It yields a shiny, even fabric, which is thin enough for hot summer days, playing in the sun.

Magda [@ravelry] specs:
Pattern: Magda by Tora Frøseth
Needles: 2.5 and 3.0 mm
Yarn: 200 g of Hifa Perle

18 comments:

mari said...

So cute. I love it! Looks great with her striped tights. :)

Anonymous said...

I love your sweet little dress - so perfect for summer. Will you be posting your pattern to buy? I would be very interested in purchasing.

jeanette hegaard said...

Jeg er bare vild med dine designs Tora, du er god til at finde på mønstre. Den er rigtig fin den kjole og jeg elsker at du strikker oppefra og ned.

PetraO said...

What a lovely dress!

Galadriel said...

Så flott den ble!!! Du er utrolig flink til å designe, og jeg er heldig som har en datter i akkurat riktig alder ;) Må bare rekke opp litt og strikke ferdig Angle først.....

Bebiane said...

Det er jo en rigtig pigekjole, hvor er den sød.
kh. Bebiane

grendesign said...

Hvor er den fin med sit enkle og grafiske design. Smukt!
KH Britt

anne said...

Hvor er den fin. Den er da enhver lille piges drøm af en kjole. Den kan jeg rigtig godt li'

Tora said...

Thank you all so much for your comments, it really means a lot to me!

And there will be a pattern, I'm working on it :-)

Thorvalda said...

Nydelig kjole og farge! Og kombinasjonen med stripete strømpebukser var flott. Jeg gleder meg til å se mønsteret! Du er til stor inspirasjon for en prøvende nybegynner av en strikkedesigner som meg selv!
Forresten er jeg enig i at bomull ikke er like godt å strikke med som ull. Det er dessuten mindre elastisk og mister form raskere. Selv er jeg helt hekta på Alpakka, men snart må jeg utvide horisonten litt - skal ta en titt på det bomullgarnet du har brukt.

Tora said...

Tusen takk, Thorvalda! Bomull kommer vel aldri opp mot ull, uansett hvordan de spinner det, men det egner seg bedre nå som det er varmt, da.. Kamgarnet til Hifa er forresten også nydelig, du bør prøve det og når du først er i gang.

happyowlglass said...

That is so beautiful! I hope you offer pattern soon, I'd love to try it. Well done.

Tora said...

Thank you, happyowlglass! The pattern will be ready in a few days.

I have visited your blog, your recycled glass pendants are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Yes, a pattern would be lovely!

I found you via WhipUp. Is the pattern seamless?

Tora said...

Of course it's seamless ;-)

mkjn said...

What a beautiful little dress! Just lovely!

lisette said...

I'm really hooked on crochet and sewing. Knitting is not working for me(tried but is frustrating me) but when I see the things you make, I'm getting really excited and thinking, maybe I'm going to give it another try.. You're a inspiration. Thanks!
Love the dress but also the grey jacket and almost everything you make. goning to read your blog more often.
Good luck! Love from Holland, Lisette.

hadley said...

Love the pattern and especially the color!