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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Wedding Guest Dress

I had the honour of attending the lovely wedding of Liz a few weeks ago, and as I am a fan neither of pink concoctions nor their prices, decided to create B's frock myself. (I am a fan of party frocks!)


This is based on the Itty Bitty Baby Dress (free pattern!) from Made By Rae, somewhat enlarged and with different straps. All of the dress materials came from our lovely local shop Darn It & Stitch, including these fantastic vintage glass buttons.


The shoes were one pattern combined with another pattern's idea. I used the Pleated Ballerina Shoe [pdf] pattern from Homespun Threads but added lacing loops like the ones at Me Sew Crazy, resulting in something that looks a bit like a highland dancing shoe!


Little minx unlaced them. :D

I think I must like these colours. Before B was born I knit a 1-year size baby cardigan. Here it is, it still needs a zip though!


It's a basic round yoke cardigan, knit in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch and some other random red sock yarn. No real pattern, just made it up to suit the measurements. :)


tinebeest said...

That is a very pretty dress! (with a very pretty baby in it!)

And what did you wear madam? Do we get any close ups of that?

Moggle said...

Really lovely work, and B looks so cute in it!

katieh said...

That is such a cool outfit!

Go B! (and go you!)

Kat said...

I love that dress! And B, who is undoubtedly the cutest baby ever. (And you, of course!)

Liz said...

Aw! And she looked so great on the day.

Louisa said...

I love the sweater!

weddingguestdress said...

Very pretty dress! Think this cool outfit informative and a great help for me! thanks.

Clare said...

I saw this on Made by Rae and thought that whoever made the outfit had very very good taste. And it turned out to be you! Yay! She looks so cute - I would love a grown up version of this outfit!