This outfit really combines some of my most favourite colours. It’s another Inari Tee Dress, paired with a Pop Spots Shawl I knitted a couple of years ago. I reckon a shawl can definitely look contemporary if you just stop thinking ‘shawl’.
To prevent everything looking too grey, I hemmed in pink. That isn’t ordinary thread – it’s jeans top stitching thread and needed a top stitching needle. I’m glad I went through all the tedious changing of thread and needle and changing back again; the pink makes a great detail. I also added an arrowhead of stitching to reinforce the top of the split. Oh, and I overlocked all my seams in pink thread!
I no longer sew the sleeves as drafted from this pattern, as I find them restricting. I chalk over the top from another sleeve pattern I prefer.
I love my latest Inari Tee Dress. (I think I’ve made five now.) Ella was largely patient during this photo shoot, but she’s ready for her walk. Laters!