Saturday, 11 December 2010

Little Sister's Dress

It's finished! And just in time, as the baby's due in 3 days. I promise not to make the baby wear it if it's a boy though!
This is my version of the Little Sister's Dress by the genius Tora Frøseth in the 3-month size.

This dress went much faster than I expected, given the 5ply yarn and small needle.

I'm pleased to say there were no problems to report, just a beautiful and very clever pattern. I have experimented with this purl and knit striping technique in small hats before, and enjoy the effect it gives.
I actually didn't make any modifications at all with this pattern.
I did however use three buttons instead of the recommended two as the flower-shaped mother-of-pearl ones I wanted to use were quite small, and the dress looked better overall with three.

I'm very pleased with the result. I've been meaning to make this ever since coming across the pattern years ago. Now I had the perfect excuse!
Another bonus of this dress is that it starts off as a dress, then grows with the baby, becoming a tunic and then a top: very clever.


Irmhild said...

it turned out gorgeous!
I've used the ribbing for baby mittens, too, it's very handy because it's stretchy! and they look like tiny bee hives!

MARİFETANE (Elif Hatice) said...

Güzel örgü elbise tebrikler.