Project Run&Play: Signature Style

I had to design a knit for my signature style.  It wouldn’t be my signature otherwise.  But with Summer coming, I wanted to avoid any sort of heavy sweater.  I found some organic cotton/linen blend yarn and decided it would make some lovely lace.  Next, the pattern.  I had been brainstorming possible flips for the Colorblock Dress.  And then, I knew.

I decided to flip the dress inside out.  The lining became a lace exterior and the colorblocked exterior became the lining.  The colorblocking shows through the lace but doesn’t fight with it.

I again used Design-a-Knit to create my lace pattern.  I started off with one of the patterns from the program at the bottom.  I used two repeats of that pattern at the bottom and then built up from there.

I made two panels and cut one front and one back from each panel.  I sewed up the side and shoulder seams and finished them with bias tape.

For the lining, I used white, light grey, and medium grey cottons for an ombré effect.

I did flat felled seams for the color blocking elements and french seams for the sides and shoulders.  Then, I assembled the lining and lace at the neck and armholes and finished the edges with bias tape.  I cut into the back to create an opening so souricette 1 would be able to put the dress on.  The top closes with a bow.

I did 1/2″ double fold hem on the lining and finished the bottom edge of the lace exterior with more bias tape.


I might tack the lace to the lining in some spots to keep it from shifting at some point.  The lining sometimes peeks out at the bottom edge.

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44 comments on “Project Run&Play: Signature Style
  1. I am in awe of the knits you create, and what a clever way to flip the Heidi & Finn pattern! This is so cool, and I do think it represents your style perfectly!


  2. Courtney says:

    Great way to think outside the box! I love the effect of the color blocked lining!


  3. So pretty! I am always so impressed with your knits!!


  4. Ajaire says:

    Raphaelle! I love the knit. It’s so beautiful and the color is perfect. I am so close to buying a knitting machine. Did you post about yours yet? I need to go back and look. This is totally your signature and I just adore it.


    • Thank you!

      I’m going to try and get a first post up this week. The girls are on break so I have to entertain them at least a little. I’ll tell you what machine I have though. It’s a Silver Reed sk840. I have the main machine, the ribber, the lace carriage, and the yarn changer. And the program I use is sold separately. The whole kit and caboodle costs an arm and a leg! I only have it because of the deal I made with my husband when we moved here for his work.


  5. Angela says:

    This is fantastic! Beautiful job.


  6. That is really beautiful! I love the color you chose for the knit. Just lovely. 🙂


  7. paisleyroots says:

    I am in awe that you made that knit! Gorgeous!


  8. So cute! I love the fabric!


  9. Ooooh, now that looks like one comfortable dress!! Beautiful ‘flip’….from the inside, out. I think this is the first ‘flip’ to go that route :). Nicely done!!


  10. Kristin says:

    Beautiful! I like the peek of the lining.


  11. Rebecca says:

    Wow! What an amazing dress! Really lovely!


  12. Rachel says:

    This is amazing, I’m so impressed!


  13. Carin says:

    Beautiful work! I love that knit


  14. Dropping by from The Inspired Wrenn, wonderful work and she looks so pretty 😀


  15. That is amazing!!! I can’t believe you knitted it!!! Wow.


  16. Angie says:

    Your knit is GORGEOUS!!!! Wow. I really love that keyhole opening too!!! Beautifully done.


  17. Audrey says:

    Speechless! What a gorgeous dress!


  18. Ren says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Inspire Us Thursday!


  19. Magda E. says:

    wow! I am so impressed with that knit… the dress is wonderful!


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