InstructionsThis will be pretty sketchy, so only attempt if you have done a fair bit of knitting before...
Feather & Fan pattern: I did several swatches and made a variation of the usual pattern. This is the basic pattern, there were 6 repeats of this in each row, plus 8 sts plain at each end:
Row A) K2tog twice; [YO, K1] 4 times; k2tog twice
Row B) Purl
Row C) Knit
Row D) Purl
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Classic, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Traditional, Casual
Aran cotton yarn, 5mm circular knitting needle (could be done on flats), sewing needle, sewing thread, 6 buttons, 40cmx80cm cotton quilting fabric
What was your inspiration?
I've seen cute dresses with knitted bodices a few times and wanted to make one. The yellow fabric has been in my stash - I originally bought it to go with something else that I've since used, so finding the blue yarn in my stash made it the ideal skirt.
What are you most proud of?
My first try at hand-sewn buttonholes - I think they came out pretty good (and much better than my sewing machine will do - it's sadly unwilling to do any reverse stitches at all these days). I used this buttonhole stitch: http://www.ushist.com/general-information/hand-stitch_buttonholes.shtml
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The feather&fan pattern uses 12 stitches for each repeat - you could easily size this up by adding another repeat or more, and more rows.
Do at least one large swatch in the feather&fan pattern so you know how it is going to turn out - I did 4 in different patterns & needle sizes before I was happy!
On mine, the finished waist measurement is 55cm, strap length about 20cm. It fits my average-but-round 1y.o.