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the first petal ~ Darwinia (previously Olearia)

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August 2009
October 31 2010
Project info
the first petal ~ Darwinia (previously Olearia)
Darwinia by Georgie Nicolson
lily size ~ 21 inch chest
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Bendigo Woollen Mills Cotton 8 Ply
none left in stash
1.15 skeins = 608.4 yards (556.3 meters), 230 grams

FINALLY, finally, finished!!!

This began as the first Olearia, this dress was the original concept from where the whole collection began. Gosh, it seems so long ago I started this dress, finished most of it… and frogged it.

This pattern still has a little bit of tinking to go.. but it’s getting there.

Toby HAD to join in the act and try on the dress and have some photos taken too!! It’s obviously too big for him ;)

I think I actually like it better under a t-shirt, which is good as that’s how it will be worn.

The beautiful Spring native flowers in our garden are beginning to bloom. Hardenbergias, wattles, banksias, olearias, thryptomene, the flowering gums and the many other natives are all beginning to show off their colours. A delight.

Olearia are native daisy bushes. There are plenty of varieties to be seen walking through the green belt and parklands in our neighbourhood. Lily loves to stop and smell them, taking the occasional sample home for her nature table.

Spring sure is wonderful.

This is a little tester for a pattern for either a little singlet, dress or tshirt. Summery and uber cute!

this is the dress version… nearly done. finished pics soon :)

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August 2009
October 31 2010
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by Bendigo Woollen Mills
100% Cotton
529 yards / 200 grams
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  • Project created: August 29, 2009
  • Finished: November 1, 2010
  • Updated: December 4, 2010
  • Progress updates: 6 updates