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Preparing for Baby #5 Party Dress

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Pink and cream baby dress.

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Category Crocheting
Sizing Girls
Style Romantic, Classic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? I discovered the softest yarn imaginable with a self-patterning stripe. It's "Sugar Rush Jacquards" from the Queeensland collection. It's sugar cane viscose. I've put ruffled baby slip underneath to give the skirt fullness.

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What are you most proud of? I had to be very careful where I started different elements of the bodice and the sleeves so they would come out balanced in color. I love the way the colors swirl around the little skirt, and that was entirely the yarn itself.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make sure the gauge on the pattern is accurate for your yarn. I thought I was fine, but when this turned out larger than planned, I decided to let it be instead of starting over. I realized that a larger size could be worn for a longer period of time.Although my gauge was exactly what the pattern called for, I was surprised to see that the bodice was much larger than I'd anticipated. The pattern was for a size 3-6 months, but this looked so much bigger. When it was finished I took it over to a children's shop to figure out the size. It's a size 12 month little dress. Actually, that's just fine. Perhaps the baby to be can wear it on her first birthday.

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Thank you.

05/07/2012 Flag

Beautiful! Would love this pattern.... Have 3 NEW BABY GIRLS TO DRESS UP. LOL This Gramma loves it! Gramma0f3girls@hotmail.com

05/09/2012 Flag

I'm so glad that you like the dress. I wish I had a pattern to share with you, but as I said it started out with a very old pattern and then I invented the rest. I'm trying to figure out how to write patterns down, but I don't know yet if I'll ever get it right..

05/09/2012 Flag

beautiful! love the colours!

05/10/2012 Flag

Thank you. The yarn is so pretty with it's changing colors. I had no idea it would turn out like this.

05/10/2012 Flag

This is one beautiful design and your workmanship is outstanding! Some lucky little baby girl will love this! So wish I could do this, lovely colors, thanks for sharing.

08/04/2012 Flag

Thank you, so much!

08/04/2012 Flag

This dress is so beautiful

11/05/2013 Flag

Thank you!

11/06/2013 Flag