Purple Gingham Halter

by Laura Mae

in Dresses

I finished my Jenny Cardigan in early July, but never got around to wearing it.  The yarn is a cotton/rayon blend and the summer has not been especially hot, so I have no excuse, other than the fact that I could not find anything I wanted to wear with it!

Enter Vogue 9668.  This dress is an oldie, and it is fun to look inside at the construction and see what I would do differently if I was sewing it today!  I happened to come across it hiding in the closet, and I thought the purple gingham would be the perfect backdrop for the cardigan.

I love the color, but it does present a problem.  I very rarely find buttons that match a finished project.  I have the same issue with fabric – I tend to choose colors that are impossible to find matching thread, zippers, and buttons.  But I have found a solution, at least for the buttons.

BurdaStyle recently posted a blog entry about Dorset Buttons.  I am able to cover plastic rings with the yarn that I used for my sweater, ensuring that they will be a perfect match!

More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.

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I adore sewing and knitting, mostly vintage or vintage-inspired patterns.

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parismegs October 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I love your cardi! As a knitter myself, I really love seeing what others knit :-)

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