I can't help but think that the Brady girls had it all, especially Marcia. Trouble is, looking at those three in an honest way, I always wanted to be Marcia, but let's face it; I'm better off being Jan, and you probably are, too.
Jan was the girl who seemed to have all the issues, but she managed to fly under the radar well enough to qualify for Survivor on Steroids. Jan, with all her problems, didn't really have problems in the true sense. At least she talked about them. At least she showed a soft spot or two. Sure, she had freckles that tormented her. And yeah, she wore a ridiculous wig to that Very Important Party, but no one would notice with all those sensational A-line dresses she wore. Remember that blue one? The one she wore with that black Liz Taylor-ish wig? And remember when she finally took the the wig off and how her fabulous hair tumbled just-so down to her shoulders, and then down her back, and then down to her waist in a breezy swingy fashion that only Jan could pull off? (After which she shrugged and went out to play. Oh, to be Jan.)
As much as I love and wanted to be Marcia, I know deep down that Jan has all the appeal and the pizazz that I need. Too bad I finally made this dress about 30 years too late.
Girlfriend will wear it. And even though the whole Brady thing is lost on her (and probably not all that accessible to the under-30 crowd), that's okay. That A-line dress is so cool and timeless. It really is. I know this because my A-line brown dress, the one I'm wearing in the pic, is at least 11 years old. Too bad I wore it only twice...
Knit in one piece from the top down and in the round, adventurous beginners and intermediate knitters will find this a challenging yet fun project. (Just think: No seams at the shoulders or on the sides!)
For Children: 2(4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Finished Chest Size: 21(23, 25.5, 27, 28, 30) inches
-Worsted weight mercerized cotton and some fabulous vintage or not-so-vintage 1-inch ribbon and a belt buckle (optional)
-Dress, approximately 300(400, 500, 600, 650, 750) yds
-Tunic, approximately 250(350, 450, 550, 600, 700) yds
-US Size 7 (4.5mm) circular needles
-Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows to 4 inches
Instructions are given for both tunic and dress lengths with two variations for waist treatment. Plan to use about 1/3 of the yardage for a contrasting yoke.
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