Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Annabelle's Princess Dress

This is a special request from a long time online friend for her 3 year old. Like most 3 year olds (or at least, most of my nieces!), Annabelle loves pink and princesses. Her mother is not so impressed. So this dress is something of a compromise. It's long and twirly, but it's not pink. Well, mostly not pink.
If you look closely at the sleeve on the right you can see the bias binding I used to hem the sleeves and skirt. It made those tasks a little easier for me, and using bright pink is a special treat for a little girl who'd rather the whole dress was pink.
If I'd thought about it, I would have lined the bodice in pink too, instead of this fine green gingham. I wanted pink buttons, instead of the green ones that blend in so well, but I couldn't find any I liked.

I'm hoping Annabelle will spend many happy hours twirling, dancing, and pretending to be a princess, or even a scientist ('cos who says scientists can't wear pretty dresses?) in this dress.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In which socks are knitted...

Socks have always been something I aspired to knit, ever since I started wearing interesting long socks. So I finally bit the bullet and did it! Except... they're itty bitty baby socks, to small even for their intended recipient, sweet 3 month old Alex.