Sunday, May 28, 2017

Angel Wings Pinafore

Short and sweet would describe both my project and my post this week.  :)

Last week the Angel Wings Pinafore was a CAL (Crochet-A-Long) project in the Our Happy CAL Place.  I finished mine today - just in time for my weekly YOP post.


While the pattern was easy and it worked up super quick for a sweet pinafore, I have to be honest that I'm not real crazy about the yarn I chose.  It's an acrylic, and while I like using easy care acrylic for baby blankets and the one baby sweater I've made, I think something like this begs for a yarn that has...  I don't know... more substance? Cotton seems, to me, to be the obvious choice, but it would have to be an airy cotton so it wouldn't get too heavy.  Probably a cotton and synthetic blend would be best.  

I have some choices of cotton-blend yarn in my stash and I look forward to making this again - most likely in a larger size.  I think this would look adorable as young girl's pinafore top worn over a long sleeve t-shirt and a pair of jeans.  Or even just a summer top by itself over a pair of jeans or shorts.

The yarn I used is Lion Brand's Jamie (DK weight, or size 3).  It's an awfully splitty yarn and I personally don't care for it now that I've actually used it.  Since I have a bit left, I think it will work well enough in a blanket (mixed with other yarns), but this Jamie yarn did not score any points with me.  And I would not purchase it again.  Fortunately, I only bought 3 small skeins of it on clearance once upon a time.

This was probably a good project to give the yarn a go with, though.  I consider that I've made a quick and cute prototype, and now that I know how one of these pinafores is made I can adapt it to a larger size fairly easily I think.



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7 comments:

  1. So cute! I thought it was a baby dress but that shows how I do not always pay attention....you said pinafore right off the bat! But it is morning and I am still on my first 'cuppa' so forgive me. I used Jamie yarn years ago for a blanket and back then it was pretty 'acrylic' but it washes and dries great if that's a help and at least it is not next to skin. I love your color choices and you do such beautiful work. Enjoy your week!

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    1. Good point, Sam. I'll wash this and see if it changes the feel. I've just never used an acrylic that has this plasticky of a feel to it. It probably doesn't help that it's bubble gum pink - lol. I did enjoy making it, though, so there is that. It also occurs to me that it would make a fun little baby doll dress if they even make baby dolls this size. After making this I went on a search for other baby dress patterns and found a lot of doll dress patterns. I need to have a little one in my life who has some dolls I could make clothing for. Wouldn't that be fun?

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  2. I'm sorry you did not care for the yarn, but the finished article is gorgeous. I love the colours.

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    1. Thanks, Lucy! I do want to try making this again with a yarn that makes me happier. It's such a sweet and adorable little pinafore.

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  3. Really sweet! I love the colours you chose. I can see that this could be an addicting project; this colour combo here, another one later....I bookmarked it, just in case☺
    Jenn

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  4. That pinafore is very sweet, and the colour is perfect. I have queued it so I can try it in the future.

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  5. It surely looks like angel's wings - so airy and beautiful! Lovely work, Becki!

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