A Birthday Dress

I made a small knitted bodice top from a pattern I found on Ravelry and paired it with a fabric skirt. The pattern, while very cute, was fairly hard to follow and I made a number of modifications, so please forgive me for not linking it! I held together a strand of 4ply and a strand of lace weight yarn from my leftovers. I like the slightly marbled effect it gave the bodice. But you can see that the straps and neck were rolling badly. The pattern recommended a single crocheted chain edging, but I was worried that it wouldn’t correct enough of the pulling, so I used an applied i-cord instead.

IMG_9914I forgot to take a photo of it before attaching the skirt, but it worked well and the fit is just right for Molly now. How often does that happen?

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In typical toddler style, Molly actively hated the dress from the moment I put it on her. She is only now (some months later) coming round to the idea that it’s not actually all that awful to wear a dress made just for you from soft merino and cotton.

I was also gratified to use up two balls of stash yarn completely! This is all I had left after the last of the edging was bound off…

IMG_9927Now I need to start thinking about Christmas.


About Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

I live in New Zealand with my daughter and husband. I take photos, I knit, I design knitting patterns, and I try and live thoughtfully (whatever that means on any given day).
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2 Responses to A Birthday Dress

  1. A very nice way to use up stash yarn. I can’t wait to make some of these for my grand baby when she starts walking.

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