Another Autumn Outfit – Annie Gets Cosy

7 Nov

Bonjour mes amies!

Back to where I began, making one of Odile’s gorgeous patterns! Odile at Passion Poupees must be the most prolific crocheter out there. Virtually every day sees a new tutorial kindly and generously posted on her blog.

This lovely outfit appeared a few weeks ago, just as we were beginning to see the signs of autumn, and I have chosen to use the same autumnal colours as Odile.

What I did do wrong was use thicker yarn. I used DK yarns for both colours. I made a mistake with the skirt as I decided to use a size 3.5 crochet hook with the thicker yarn and this made the garment far too big (silly me!). I reduced the number of stitches and carried on …

As an experiment, I then made the top and bolero with a size 3.0 mm crochet hook. This meant the top fitted perfectly, but the bolero was still a little bit snug.

I have discovered that I crochet very tightly and while I can adjust width easily by changing my hook size, I will still always have to lengthen a garment with extra rows. I did this with the skirt, and also while making the bolero – or else her arms would not have fitted into the sleeves!

The skirt and top are made with a very old brown DK yarn I have had for years, and for the bolero and contrast I used Sirdar Bonus DK yarn in shade 882 (pale green).

Another issue I had was that the bolero ended up with too short sleeves. I fixed this by adding the same edging rows as the skirt but with the colours reversed. I think this is a lovely wee amendment to the original pattern.

All in all a very successful return to one of my favourite designers – Odile.

J’espère que vous aimez ma tenue. À bientôt.

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10 Responses to “Another Autumn Outfit – Annie Gets Cosy”

  1. Line November 7, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    I love the way you have lengthened the sleeves. Another pretty outfit!

  2. Odile November 7, 2012 at 4:55 am #

    WAOUH !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love this new outfit
    The sleeves of the jacket bolero are perfect like that !!!
    thank you very much
    You’re too nice to me

  3. belisa November 7, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Very nice this little outfit, I love the combination of colors and finishing the sleeves is very successful

  4. Laurence November 7, 2012 at 7:59 am #

    Cet ensemble est magnifique, j’adoooore, Bravo !!!!
    Très bonne journée

  5. paolareinacrea.canalblog.com November 7, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Bravo Elena ! ta poupée est très belle dans cette tenue !
    Bisous !

  6. reinette November 7, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    bravo pour cette jolie tenue !! j’aime bcp les tons ……superbe les manches du boléro ..
    bravo pour ton blog que je viens de visiter ..
    belle journée !

  7. Nelle November 7, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    J’aime beaucoup cette tenue, les couleurs. Ta poupée est vraiment belle habillée ainsi !

  8. sylvie November 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    Bravo Elena cet ensemble est vraiment très réussi !!
    bizzz

  9. véro November 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

    superbe ton ensemble Elena tu peux être fière
    bises véro

  10. Lavieillechouette November 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Cette tenue est très belle, les couleurs utilisées par Odile étaient parfaites et tu as eu raison de les garder. Ta fille est super élégante, j’aime le bas des manches du boléro, c’est ingénieux et élégant. Bises, Martine

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