Sometimes the scraps combined with a little spontaneity end up being favorites...
"sometimes" happened today...without warning...it just happened.
This is my favorite so far. :-)
I apologize for the bragging nature of this post, I really must give credit where credit is due...
it all came from the bin:
and the stash-busting inspiration of two lovely ladies with an idea to help out:
This is what was in the "wool and wool blend" bin.
The yellow roses were in there, as well, just a few random roses from an evening that the NVO and Little Bug asked me to go to the gym with them, so I grabbed a skein of yellow and made roses while riding the exercise bike.
See Mrs. Wild for the hippie dress pattern.
I just simply replaced the granny squares with granny rose squares.
A sc row and a dc row then a slip stitch at the top.
The tie was a long ch row with slip stitches to the end.
It was wound in and out of the dc's from the dc row.
A few extra rows of sc on the bottom and then the picot edge from the Granny CAL, as well.
Then I added these straps (ch 30, a sc crochet row, then a dc row, then a sc row again and,then picot edge on the inside of the strap.)
I connected them differently this time, as per the NVO's suggestion:
(He's so smart.)
The straps are removable so that once the little one grows out of it, it can turn into a skirt!
I also crisscrossed the back.
The buttons are underneath on the back so that the straps can be adjusted.
The buttons fit in between any of the stitches.
Who would have thought that trying to use up these little bits and pieces would come together? I sure didn't, I could plan for a week and not have come up with this. I just switched colors when I ran out of one or when I completed a row of the skirt.
No rhyme or reason, no rules.
And that makes me happy!
I hope you are playing with a happy project too!