Project

Knit Bodice Toddler Dress

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.

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A.A. made Knit Bodice Toddler Dress with:

  • Aran cotton yarn
  • 5mm circular knitting needle (could be done on flats)
  • sewing needle

Project Description

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.

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Skill Level

Intermediate