In March 2013 I knitted my best friend’s little girl a purple lacy dress as a belated birthday present.
I knitted this lovely
Little Liza Jane dress, which is a great pattern.
It’s really straightforward pattern, with some nice added touches. Like the lace going up the skirt, and an added picot border at the bottom.
And for the bodice a lovely cable pattern.
I knitted this in DROPS Muskat, a nice cotton yarn that has a lovely sheen to it.
I also knit a pair of booties, using my version of
Saartjes Bootees, adding a little extra touch to it.
And here is the dress with the booties, I am really pleased with how they turned out.
My friend send me some photos of her sweet girl wearing the dress…and doesn’t she just look adorable in it?
Pattern: Little Liza Jane by Alison Green.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in purple..
Needle size: 4mm
Knitting time: March 2014.
Pattern: My version of Saartjes Bootees by Saartje de Brujin.
Yarn: DROPS Muskat in dark purple and lilac.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: March 2014.
Here’s one of my latest finishes for 2015. A birthday dress for my best friends gorgeous little girl Faye, who just turned one year old.
I wanted to give Faye an extra special birthday present, so agreed with my best friend the colours and
pattern for this dress.
I have been eyeing up this pattern for a while and had it pinned on my
Pinterest for ages (ever since I found out I was pregnant and wasn’t yet sure whether I was having a boy or a girl).
My friend wanted it in cotton, so I used
DROPS Muskat, and she picked the colours. I LOVE them, they’re so sunny and bright.
This is the first time I’ve knitted something from the top down, normally I knit from the bottom up and it’s brilliant as there’s only very minimal sewing up.
And I love the knitted picot edge that was used on the top over the ruffled sleeves and I also used it on the bottom of the skirt, and it just looks sooo cute.
The nice thing about this dress is all the little added details, like the puffed sleeves and the collar, which was really easy to knit on, knitting straight into the stitches that were already there.
Also, due to the simple construction the dress can actually be worn either way, with the buttons in the front or in the back. Although, I think I like it better with the buttons in the back.
And now the highlight, gorgeous Faye wearing her dress the day it was received in the post…one happy customer!
Here’s the next lot of my
100HappyDays. The first lot is here and the second lot here.
I keep missing all the prompts for WIP Wednesday and FO Friday. So, today to kick-start my blogging I am posting a sweet picture of a
cardigan that I made for my best friends little boy (he’s a not so little 3 years old now) and now it has been passed on to his little sister.
Looks adorable doesn’t she?
And this is her brother wearing the cardigan when he was younger.
Just a quick post from me today of a little gorgeous girl in booties I knitted last year and blogged about