Vanilla & Lime: the summer cocktail of my choice!

Well… I don’t know if I really would like a cocktail that tastes like vanilla and lime… as strange as this combination would be in a drink, I really like the colours of lime green with vanilla cream together!

I have knitted up this dress in the last weeks. For a long time I wanted to make something light and airy for summer, and I wanted to have a “tailored” look this time. Although I still went for positive ease (about 2 inches) since I generally avoid clothes that are too clingy.

I experimented with the shoulder saddle quite a lot: I added short rows at the front and the back of the “neck-side” of the saddle, and then I picked up stitches from the saddle to make the back and the front parts.

I kept the white stripes at the top only to enhance the shoulders… but the rest of the dress I kept in one colour only — to keep all the drama at the top!

The sleeves were quite a challenge… I had to redo them a couple of times since this stupid texture stitch I chose for the saddle (that continues to the cap sleeve) was really annoying to make with the short rows!
But thankfully they came out all right in the end.
I finished everything up with i-cord edgings, and the hem was done in seed stitch.

It came out slightly too short, since I thought that the 100% cotton yarn would grow much more… well, swatching is not always a guarantee…
(but I might block it out much more aggressively next time I wash this dress… just to gain a little bit more length) — we will see.

Overall I am quite happy with this first try out… I will make another one for sure, since it is incredibly comfy and perfect for summer!!!

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