Cherry Blossom (Sakura) | Preview
|March 8, 2013||Filled under Creations, Writing a book|
After educational reading over 1000 pages and watching 8 hours of teaching video last week (more details later), I decided to spoil myself and so enjoined working on some new projects before back to working on my book ;o)
Let me introduce the Cherry Blossom Crocheted Tank Top (which can be easily turned into dress for little ones). This top made in pretty simple basic crochet pattern with 4 ruffle-panels (two each in front and back). My inspiration for this top was that gradient ribbon I’ve noticed in our local Jo-Ann craft store, and I really glad with this delicate and lovely touch, which reminds such pretty blossom petals. Can’t wait for cherry blossom just in a few months to make a modeling and show you this top on model ;) This sample top is made to fit my 11 years old daughter and just about 2 inches longer than her waist. But as I mentioned above, with shorter bodice and longer skirt this top will magically transformed into dress or halter top/tunic. Not to mention that this top can be turned into any theme – tropical if made with bright color and contrasting ribbons, sea theme, black/white, cotton candy, strawberry shortcake or parfait, poppy, daisy, forget-me-knot, ladybug or bees … well, whatever you can think of!
As last, but not least… when ;o) This design is a part of my ruffle collection for the book, but I consider to make it available in a month or so. But only this one, OK? The rest of collection is still under “secret projects”.
BTW, which name do you like better for this design: Cherry Blossom or Sakura? For the book one-word names work better, but Cherry blossom sounds more pleasant for my ears… not-sure-why. How about you?
A wonderful weekend everyone!!
Alla Koval Designs
Sakura. Lil bit exotic.
I love it! And I love the name Sakura!
Beautiful as always!! :D
I liked cherry blossom!
I like Cherry Blossom. Another stunning design!!!
I love this.
It’s beautiful, Alla! Both names are lovely. I lean towards the English version, because I speak Japanese and know much about Japanese culture, and to me Sakura has other connotations and nuances. So I prefer “Cherry Blossom” because for me the design is romantic and feminine and frilly, and I think the meaning and nuances of the English version name, Cherry Blossom, suit the energy of the design better.
Thank you so much Marie for such interesting info.
I agree with Novi that Sakura sounds more exotic. And with keeping that beautiful tree’s blossom in mind, it’s really hard to think about other connotations and nuances sakura may have ;) Oh the other note, probably “In bloom” or just “Blossom” may be another name-alternative.
So beautiful and dainty! Alla, you have an amazing talent! I can’t wait for this pattern, thank goodness I have 2 Petalline Dresses to keep me busy in the mean time, 1 for my daughter and 1 for my niece :)
Awwww this is so cute, Alla:0)
Sakura is pretty.
Sakura sounds more elegant.
Sooooo adorable can’t wait for the pattern ^_^
i like both names … and yes cherry blossom sounds cheerful :D
Alla, I love both so whatever is fine! Beautiful name, beautiful pattern! Love it!
Just beautiful! Cannot waitefor the pattern!
Thank you so much Ladies for your kind of words and advice!!!
Looks as Sakura is the Winner ;)
I Love this pattern! I have 4 little granddaughters and I die to put them in soft feminine frills! My daughters think otherwise, you know jeans and t-shirts. No way will they keep me from dolling them up in this. They might all be in college before I can make 4 of them at the rate I crochet but…too cute to pass up! I really like Cherry Blossom, it seems to fit perfectly!
Очень изысканно, просто глаз не отвести!
i love the pattern i prefer cherry blossom
I love Sakura, very exotic sounding indeed! The halter is over-the-top cute, and I cannot wait for the pattern! :D
Love the pattern cherry blossom will there be a way to get it would love to make it for a little girl
Thank you so much my dear!! :)
You do beautiful work! You posted this in March and said that the pattern would be available in a month or so. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Can you let me know if you released this pattern yet? I would love to make this! Thank you, Michelle
Oh yes, I know. There was unexpected delay with this pattern. But I’ve done this one and sent to my tech editor already. As soon as I get it back, I’ll release it. Thank you for your patience.
I WOULD ALSO LIKE THIS PATTERN. AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THE PATTERN CAN YOU EMAIL IT TO ME
This pattern is absolutely stunning … so cool and summery, but still so feminine and absolutely perfect for any little girl. I like the simple name of Blossom, because it leaves the pattern open to other colours such as mint green, lavender, peach, soft blue … just a thought.
Hi…Both Cherry Blossom, and Sakura are great…go with Cherry Blossom maybe…Please let me know when it is available for purchase…I DEFINETELY want it!! Thanks!
this pattern is available here: http://mylittlecitygirl.com/products-page-2/?product_id=97, and also in my Etsy and Ravelry stores (please see link on right bar on my site to locate them)
Just finding this absolutely STUNNING pattern!
Is it on Ravelry? Though because of budget, I rarely purchase patterns, I would buy this one for my granddaughter! this IS stunning!