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The Sparkleknit Alayne Convertible Romper

Added Mar 19, 2014

by colleen-marg...

Elmira Heights, ...






I have a bad habit of making things out of season – I knit hats and scarves in the summer and now I’m making a knit romper when New York’s winter has no signs of leaving anytime soon. Oh well.

The pattern was ridiculously easy. Honestly, the most difficult step is finding enough space to lay out the fabric to cut it. Otherwise, I had no problems. I chose a dark blue knit that has a slight gold shimmer with a four-way stretch like the pattern recommends. It is so comfortable! I spent a lot of time fiddling with different ways to tie it for the photoshoot and I’m sure I’ll find more ways when it gets warm enough to actually wear out.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other
Blends, Knits/Jersey

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    May 14, 2014, 04.06 AMby Byanka Ayala

    Beautifully done! With all the variations who needs more summer dresses. Lol

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      May 17, 2014, 03.08 AMby colleen-margaret

      Precisely! And the shorts are much more modest outside than a summer dress.

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    Mar 24, 2014, 01.43 AMby Denise Wild

    Stunning! Looks great on you. :)

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    Mar 21, 2014, 11.08 PMby LEAs-Heart-ART

    Just wonderful :D! I need to sew one/two/three too. Well done :)

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      Mar 22, 2014, 05.16 AMby colleen-margaret

      I’m very tempted to make a few more myself. Thank you for the comment!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 10.10 PMby slmnstyle

    Great dress! Don’t worry: the sun will come back to NYC soon so you can wear your cute little dress!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 09.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Amazing and Fabulous – love it ♥

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    Mar 20, 2014, 09.33 PMby Mokara

    I love it, great variety in styles too. I actually think you are doing the right thing, ready for the new season. I tend to wait until it IS the season then I rush to finish a few things… Now I’m trying to do the opposite – like the retail industry :)) especially that we really have only 2 seasons here, Summer and Fall – haha

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      Mar 21, 2014, 02.26 AMby colleen-margaret

      Haha. So true. It’s definitely better to have things in my wardrobe ahead of time.

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    Mar 20, 2014, 07.15 PMby Mary Athey

    I.love this, all the variations are fab and it looks great on you. The photos are fab as well x

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    Mar 20, 2014, 03.26 PMby liliv-1

    It has a very nice draping and I love all the styles very much! Great photos as well!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 01.50 PMby kisses

    Love it …all looks are fab

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      Mar 20, 2014, 05.15 PMby colleen-margaret

      The variety is definitely fun. Thanks for the comment!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 08.10 AMby cris orange

    So many variations, all so nice!

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    Mar 20, 2014, 04.45 AMby alei

    Very nice.

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    Mar 20, 2014, 02.26 AMby efh1687

    This looks incredibly good on you! Well done :)

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      Mar 20, 2014, 04.49 AMby colleen-margaret

      I like how it looks more than I thought I would. Thanks!

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