Earlier this year, in January, I wanted to make a couple of dolls clothes for my good friends daughter’s birthday. She had received an American Girl Doll for her birthday and Luke wanted to give her some clothes for this doll. I remember making dolls clothes for my dolls when I as little, but never anything as elaborate as this:
This an incredibly adorable free doll dress pattern that is fit for a princess. It was a real joy to knit, but for being only a dress for a doll it did take me longer than I anticipated.
This is probably due to the fact that it’s knitted with 2.5mm needles and even though I used the gorgeous DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk the skirt started to get a bit tedious, with what seemed a never-ending amount of stitches on the needles.
But the detail on the skirt with that thin yarn actually looks fantastic. I did decide to make life even more difficult for myself and completed the project with a picot bind-off, like this one, but on every stitch.
And I added 7 very small buttons with corresponding crochet buttonholes, which add another lovely detail!
I also used the picot bind-off for the sleeves, and I love the little lace details down the front and back of the bodice, where I increased for the sleeves.
A great project, which looks very sweet on my friend’s daughter’s doll, wouldn’t you say?
Pattern: American Girl Doll Snow Princess dress by Elaine Phillips.
Yarn: DROPS BabyAlpacaSilk in heather.
Needle size: 2.5mm
Knitting time: 12th-17th January 2016.