Untangling knots and Lladybird’s ‘outfit along’

Lauren at Ladybird and Andi at Untangling knots have announced a sewalong with a difference: a full outfit along!  The full details are here but the basic idea is to sew a dress and knit a cardigan making up a full outfit!  Andi has designed a new pattern for the knitalong, Myrna, which has cute short sleeves, eyelets detail around the edging and a keyhole in the back.  Lauren has chosen Simplicity 1803 for the dress (but you don’t have to stick with this and can make any pattern you like!). I’ve decided to have a go at the Simplicity as it’s been a while since I sewed anything from the big four pattern companies.  Here’s the pattern and my fabric:


I have had this fabric in my stash for ages and had been saving it for something ‘special’.  I think the time has come to finally cut into it.  I’m planning on making the cap sleeved dress (the pink one on the right).  The outfit along is running from 1st June until 31st July so I’ve got plenty of time to put this dress together.  I want to get my Liberty Cambie out of the way before I start on this!

The cardigan on the other hand will probably take me the full two months to complete!  I was undecided as to what colour yarn to choose.  I initially wanted to go for a gold colour to pick out the flowers but me made May has made me realise I desperately need a blue cardigan in my wardrobe so I went for:


It’s Cascade 220 superwash in shade 813 Blue Velvet.  I think I’m going to go all out matchy matchy with this outfit and try and find some gold flower buttons for the Myrna!  I cast on and knitted a few rows last night and the yarn does look quite nice knitted up.

Are you planning to join the outfit along?  Do you plan your makes so that they coordinate with other things in your wardrobe?

10 thoughts on “Untangling knots and Lladybird’s ‘outfit along’

  1. Béa says:

    I think I’ll be watching the outfit-along in admiration! You’ve picked a really gorgeous fabric for your dress. Is it a print or is the pattern woven in?

  2. I love your fabric – it is gorgeous! Is it cotton or something else? I wish I could knit but I really struggle with it so I will be watching with interest!


    • Hi Louise, yes it’s cotton, I’ve been saving it for ages as I couldn’t find the right project for it. The knitting is going slowly, I’ve learned to avoid doing it when I’m tired as I tend to make stupid mistakes and then have to wait until the weekend for my mother in law to sort it out! Helen

  3. I’ve only been knitting properly for a year or so (could only knit rectangles before!) My Mother in law is a brilliant knitter so I can take my knitting to her to sort out when I make a mess of it!

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