I finished this gorgeous little dress back in June 2016 for an ex-colleague of mine who had her second child, a little girl. I had knitted a beanie and some booties for her firstborn, a little boy. As I have two boys I always jump at the chance to knit something girly, especially dresses when I know someone is expecting a girl.
It’s such an absolutely adorable pattern, the Lizzie Dress by Taiga Hilliard Designs. And even once it doesn’t fit as a dress anymore it can be used as a tunic. The dress that keeps on giving.
It has the sweetest details on the yoke and the bottom of the skirt. I did add a picot bind off to the hem as well, just to add another sweet detail to it.
The dress is knitted from the top down, so the length can be adjusted quite easily. And the lace panels from the yoke repeat in the skirt.
I used some DROPS Safran I had left over in my stash, having picked the most perfect shade of pink. It couldn’t get any sweeter or prettier.
And it flew off my needles in three days flat, it’s such a pleasant knit and easy to follow pattern.
My friend loved it and she was kind enough to send me the sweetest picture of her little girl wearing her dress, it makes me beyond happy to see that.
STATS Pattern: Lizzy Dress by Taiga Hilliard Designs. Yarn: DROPS Safran in medium pink. Needle size: 3.5mm Knitting time: 10th-13th June 2016.
This is the Marian dress, which is yet another brilliantly written pattern from Taiga Hilliard. Taiga writes her patterns very well, they are easy to follow for American, British and any other knitters.
My favourite part about the patterns is that there is absolutely minimal sewing at the end. for this one it was just adding crochet hoops for the buttons and sewing in ends, and then sewing on buttons, that was it! Brilliant!
I had these sweet little buttons in my stash, they fit perfectly, matching the lacy pattern down the middle of the front and back panels of the dress. Although I don’t think they are very easy to close…oops.
It’s so sweet how the detail of that lacy pattern fans out to create the fuller skirt.
I made this for a really old friend, who is actually the daughter of my kindergarten teacher. She was kind enough to send me some pictures of her sweet little girl wearing her dress.
My good friend from German group recently had her second child, a gorgeous little girl. She and I have been through a few things together, so I knew that I wanted to knit something special for her new arrival.
For some reason I had a grey and yellow combination in my head, but when it actually came around to it I picked these pinks for the little tunic.
It’s such a sweet little pattern, and can be found on Ravelry.
I used various colours of some leftover DROPS Baby Merino.
It knit up really quickly, even though the pattern called for 3.25mm needles.