I finished my latest little project in the middle of a downpour and thought it was the perfect little frock for a giveaway. I believe it showed considerable strength on my behalf, since it's mostly green and only has two flowers, really, since the top one is attached to a pin. Talk about a mish-mash of fun materials: The pink trim is a beautiful wool from Australia. The green wool is from a perfectly situated little shop, just off I-93 on the way into Boston. I can usually convince Husband (jeez, I hope he doesn't decide to read this) that we need gas right about the JFK Library turnoff, and he can just drop me there for the shortest ten minutes ever. And each time I'm able to act like, "You know, honey, that looked like a yarn store - could you just drop me there so I can check it out?" So far, he hasn't noticed the coincidence between low gas and the yarn store, he is a guy, after all. They also have Amy Butler fabric and are crochet-friendly.
The fuchsia flower is a hand dyed yarn from right here in New England, the white flower is wool from Scotland, and the little pink button is a vintage button from an antique store down the street. It will fit a size Small and is meant to be worn like this. It's got a lot of flexibility in whom it fits - you could even give it to a kiddo, say a size 10,12, or 14 and it will fit but just be looser. It's waaaay too big for Juniorette who is six, otherwise I'd never get away with this! If you'd like to win it, leave a comment and please tell me where you live - I love to know where my visitors are situated around the globe. I'll do a random drawing next Wednesday and announce the winner. And if you're bummed that it's a size Small, leave a comment about what size I should make next time, then go and enter this giveaway that my old flatmate is doing (it's just useless chocolate - off you go, now.) Or, if you'd like to make your own frock, the pattern is the Anthropologie Inspired Capelet and can be found here for free.