Garden Party by Pyogazel

Garden Party

August 2009
Bergère de France Cho7
DK (11 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
3.5 mm (E)
XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X
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This pattern is available in print for $4.95.

Pictures © 2012 Darren St Range Photography, all rights reserved.

I love sheath dresses but they tend to be hard on my figure : I don’t have a flat tummy, my waist is close to nothingness, my breasts are bigger than I would like them to be.
I am much more comfortable with skirts that shape the waist and put an emphasis on my legs (diversion is the key). This set is a kind of dress, a forgiving one. The high waist skirt with its sturdy belt does its magic on the waist while the lace insert in the top allows to play mischievously hide-and-seek if worn alone, or to dress up any blouse, tee or shirt worn underneath. And the best part? No lining required! Nope, just crochet and wear!

Difficulty : intermediate : notions like Tunisian crochet stitches and diminished stitches are used. The Tunisian stitch is fully detailed however and can bemastered in no time…

Sizes : XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Finished measurements :
skirt length : 67 cm / 26.3”
top length : 36 cm / 14.17”

Yarn : 10 to 13 skeins of fingering yarn (pictured : Bergère de France “Cho7” 65% wool, 35 % microfibre, 136 yds / 1.76 oz ; CYCA #1 - super fine, color ‘Suie’ )
Hooks : 3 mm, 3.5 mm, for the Tunisian section of the skirt, a regular hook will suffice.
Notions : yarn needle, 2 stitch markers buttons (1cm Ø buttons : 3)

E-pattern including detailed instructions, stitch dictionary, pictures of the first Tunisian row and symbol graphs.