InstructionsThe bodice came from a garage sale pattern that had been torn from a 1970's crochet booklet. I didn't care for the sleeves or skirt, so I used a very simple picot pattern with a 2 row repeat for those pieces.
Style: Romantic, Classic, Retro / Vintage
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.
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.
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.