Lace Baby Dress

This weekend my coworker’s daughter celebrated her 1st birthday. It was a lovely party with good food and fun. I decided I would make her a cute cotton dress for summer. I landed on the Lace Body Dress by Pernille Larsen after a Ravelry search. I love a basic silhouette with a touch of lace.

I used a light blue cotton yarn that I found traveling in Vietnam. It is fingering weight, but it didn’t come with a label. The yarn was pretty nice to work with. It wasn’t rough on the fingers nor was it super splitty. When washed and blocked the yarn exhibited the lace pattern well.

The pattern, included charts for the lace section that were clear and easy to use. I really liked that the dress started from the bottom and you attached the skirt section without sewing. However, due to its bottom up construction there were a lot of other places that require cutting and joining yarn. I would have rather sewed the skirt on as I ended up with way too many ends to weave in at the end of the project. I did modify the pattern to fit my yarn. I used the 3 month sizing and added length to the body. For the skirt, I started with the 3 month sizing and used the top parts of the chart from the 24 month chart.

The gift was well received at the party. The birthday girl looked darling! I was a little worried initially as the neck seemed a little snug to fit over the head. However, her daddy used his special parenting powers and popped it over her head like magic.

Until Next Time,

-Whit-

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4 thoughts on “Lace Baby Dress

  1. It’s just beautiful! Is the bottom a diaper cover? I’m curious about the buttons. Having just finished a lace sweater I’m about done in by patterns that require a lot f adjustment to work. I had my issues with the sleeves on double pointed needles that didn’t work out pattern wise. I just did them flat and sewed a seam on the underside. But you did an amazing job! Love the cotton too. I’m currently working a hoodie in Cotton-On by James Brett that is super soft too.

    • The bottom is a diaper cover. The dress is essentially a onesie with a skirt over it. I will have to look into Cotton-On. Not living in a hot climate I am all about the cotton.

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