FO: A Pink Dress for Paige

And just like that…a dress is knit!
Paige's pink dress
I’m so glad I frogged the dress I was initially going to make my goddaughter Paige. Instead of being mad and constantly putting that dress down I changed over to the Summer into Fall dress pattern and this baby flew off my needles. It was so fast and cute I want to make more of them for the other little girls in my life.
Paige's pink dress
For Paige I made the 2T size so that it will grow with her for the next year. She’s 1 but has a few little bits of adorable baby chub so this size actually fits her but she’s still got room to grow. I may add another layer of buttons on the back just to tighten up the fit until she gets a bit taller. I knit this up in Knit Picks Shine Worsted, a pima cotton and modal blend that is so soft to the touch and has a great drape to it. Plus the yarn was affordable, 4 skeins costs about $10 before shipping. Not bad at all for a baby garment. It can also easily go into the washer and dryer so Paige’s mom doesn’t have to think twice when she’s doing the laundry.
Paige's pink dress
My favorite detail is the little flutter to the straps at the top, it’s such an adorable little added touch to a sweet little dress. I can even see doing the flutter and the tabs on the side in a contrasting color.
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And what’s even sweeter? Seeing that it fits my goddaughter. YAY!!

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FO: Maddie’s Tutu Top #2

Morgan and the Tutu top
I knew when I made Maddie her Morgan doll that I had to modify the patterns for clothes with the dolls to match clothes I could make for Maddie. If you can match the doll you play with, why not? Her Mom had already told me she wanted me to make her another Tutu top for the summer so I kept that in mind when knitting Morgan’s clothes.
Tutu top
She was so tiny last year!! Maddie was just 3 months onld when I made the first tutu top and it was just the cutest thing ever. It was in the top 3 for my favorite things I knit last year!
Tutu top
This time I was making the 18 month size Tutu top and instead of my standard Caron Simply Soft acrylic blend I went for the Berroco Comfort yarn in a yellow for the main body of the shirt and a rainbow for the ruffle and accents.
Morgan and the Tutu top
The yarn has great stitch definition and is so soft. It’s also washer and dryer friendly – a must whenever I make things for kids. I’m hoping since Maddie wore the last one until she couldn’t anymore, it will be the same for this one. And I’m happy to report that it fits and Maddie and Morgan are the cutest matching duo ever! Note, that I knew Maddie wore red Chucks so I intentionally gave Morgan red lace up sneakers too.
Maddie and Morgan
Now if only I could figure out how to make a doll with two little curly puffs to match Maddie’s I’d be good to go. It’s supposed to be rainy all day tomorrow so I’m going to snuggle on the couch with Cher, binge watch some TV and knit! What do you have planned for the weekend?