Monday, February 09, 2015

Summer Dresses

I made a few dresses before C was born. I love dresses as they tend to last longer on growing babies. When it grows too short, just add leggings and voila, a tunic!

Summer Lin

Previously made similar ones for my nieces but wanted to try a different pattern. I like this one, it uses less yarn and feels more structured! This pattern is free and I used some leftover Mission Falls 1824 Cotton.
See Ravelry notes here.

Striped Dress

Pattern is from the Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2009 magazine.  I used Knit Picks Comfy Sport (about 1.5 skeins or ivory and 1.5 skeins of lilac mist) and a little bit of Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4 Ply in dark purple for the edges.
See Ravelry notes here.

Amazing Dress

Free pattern from Lion Brand and I used 2 skeins of Lion Amazing (I found 1 skein for 2 in the clearance bin!)
I made several modifications to the pattern, such as knitting in the round, adding length to the skirt and some other minor finishing details.

See Ravelry notes here.

Striped Dress with Bow

Another pattern from Debbie Bliss, this time from the Spring Summer 2011 magazine and I used Knit Picks Comfy Sport (2 skeins parchment and 1.5 skeins fairy tale). In the original, there was a bow but I replaced it with 2 buttons that I happened to have in my stash.

See Ravelry notes here.

Lotta Dresses (from Lotta Jansdotter Simple Sewing for Baby)

As mentioned in the previous post, I love this book.  And I loved the pattern so much, I made 2 of these. Super easy to make, and super easy to dress the baby (with 2 buttons on the shoulders).

The green fabric was upcycled from a failed top I sewed for myself and the black and white fabric was left over from C's nursing cover.  (I don't think I documented the nursing cover, which is basically a large rectangle with some boning, based on this free tutorial.) I lined the two dresses with some old tee shirts.
Since all the materials were from my stash/unwanted clothes, the cost for these two dresses was $0!



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