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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Stitch in Time fashion night

The day finally dawned yesterday when our fashion show was to happen at the Cath Kidston store in Liverpool.

The main aim of the evening was to promote knitting and to hopefully get some non-knitters to pick up needles and have a go. The fashion show combined selected garments from A Stitch in Time with those from the latest Cath Kidston clothing range. The Cath Kidston staff laid on tea, cakes and jam sandwiches which went down a treat.



The cakes were all made by the lovely Genevieve, seen posing below in the Diagonal Rib cardigan in royal blue


The show got underway with Lianne very bravely coming out first in The Call of the Sea



The brief for all the models was 'ham it up' and enjoy themselves which they all did fabulously


This is the adorable Yuki in Greet the New Season playing at being a domestic godess.



Lianne following in the domestic vibe using a Cath Kidston handkerchief as a turban - they are the perfect size and shape.

A certain amount of frivolity ensued and the urge to reveal knitted underwear became to much for some people to bear -



This young lady is Meg, who had no fear of the catwalk at all, modelling the Blackberry cardigan


followed by Sunray Ribbing



She shows really well how the garments can be worn in a casual way.


We gave Light and Lovely and Enchanting in Black and white a playful feel with vintage shorts and skirt respectively



Frilly Jumper is modelled by Suzie who looks really elegant here. She's also wearing my great grandmother's polished jet beads and earrings.

Yuki is wearing my daughter's dungarees for a modern take on the Land Girl look. The jacket is a second version of To Set off your summer frocks which I finished sewing up on Monday night! This time I used Pure Castlemilk Moorit with 30% silk from The Natural Fibre Company. The firm texture was perfect for this jacket which needs a lot of body for the sleeves to stand up.



I think this is my favourite look of the night actually.

Next is Michelle looking slightly more demure showing off Made So Quickly rather than her undies!


Not to be outdone Lianne closed the show 'revealing' her Slimline Undies



The store very kindly let me have a table just for the books


I was rather tired by the end of the evening but I did agree to one photo of me in my own Made So Quickly and Cath Kidston Tea Dress - looking slightly relieved that we had got through it all ok.


And finally here's my favourite photo of the night of all the girls together

the girls

Thank you girls for a really enjoyable evening.

for now
Ruby xx

All photographs courtesy of Charlie Moon


Crafty Cripple said...

It looks like you had an amazing time. The fashion show looked fabulous.

Anonymous said...

It looks brilliant, you must have had a wonderful time! Your designs look really good being modelled. I also like the tea dress very much. I'm not sure what the cakes had to do with anything, though :-)

Gudrun Johnston said...

Oh my goodness that looks amazing! Your knitwear and models are just stunning....wish I could have been there!

The binge knitter said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time! Everything looks so wonderful!

Anonymous said...

What great retro looks!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful styling! I think I may have to make a Made So Quickly AND buy one of those tea dresses...

melarnomade said...

congratulations on a great evening! Its lovely to see it all being modelled in lots of different ways

Lauren Hairston said...

Wish I could have been there! I can't wait for my copy of the book to arrive in Kansas. :-)

Anita said...

What a lovely event! Your knitwear really makes sense of their clothes - everyone looks so pretty.

I am so enjoying my own copy of A Stitch in Time (bought from you at Fibrefest), I have so many patterns earmarked to knit fingers can't knit quickly enough! Can't wait to see volume 2....

Linda said...

Don't they all look fabulous! I am glad it went well.

betty2dogs said...

It looks like a fabulous evening with knitting, fashion, and cakes! Your models all have that vintage vibe.

alabama whirly said...

I love the end photo and the one of you of course, they all look fabulous

Lya de Putti said...

Wish I could have been there - looks amazing! I sat BOLT UPRIGHT in bed when I heard Sarah Kennedy mention "Knit on the Net" - how fabulous!

Anonymous said...

These are so truly wonderful. I'm a big fan of your book and the patterns, and to see them "styled" so creatively and modelled with such flair is a great inspiration.

Now, I've got to get back to knitting....but fantastic job!

Ellie said...

So glad I stumbled across your blog from Ravelry! I found your book at my library recently and fell in love with the designs. I'm learning to knit but I'm looking forward to crocheting some of the great berets.

Seeing these pics has given me a renewed enthusiasm to master knitting, so I can get started on some of these patterns!