Preparing for Baby #5 Party Dress

Project Description

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.

What you will need

  • 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.

Q&A with K Lee 2Strings

Grammaof3girls asked:
Beautiful! Would love this pattern.... Have 3 NEW BABY GIRLS TO DRESS UP. LOL This Gramma loves it! Gramma0f3girls@hotmail.com
K Lee 2Strings answered:
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..
VicMansfield asked:
beautiful! love the colours!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you. The yarn is so pretty with it's changing colors. I had no idea it would turn out like this.
DeGramma asked:
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.
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you, so much!
TRICIA333 asked:
This dress is so beautiful
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Thank you!
hoo.tiej5024727 asked:
Need pattern ASAP!! I have a new granddaughter. I LOVE THIS DRESS!!
K Lee 2Strings answered:
Oh, I'm so sorry! I didn't make a pattern. It was one of those design as you crochet projects. I started with some basic measurements, but I didn't keep track of any of the stitches.

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