Monday, June 6, 2011

More Baby Stuff...

I finished another baby outfit this weekend.  The Violet Dress is a free pattern from Shelby Dyas of Shelby Knits. It was a lot of fun to make and as you can see its a simple design that can be made for all ages.  Here it is in a size 2T.

Free pattern from Shelby Knits
Violet Dress - Size 2T
by Shelby Dyas

Beginning stages: increases at top -
front and back and along the bottom for skirt
I modified the design a little by using a smaller size needle so it will fit a newborn to 3 month old and I added crochet ruffles to the shoulder straps and instead of the garter stitch bottom - I added crochet ruffles to match the shoulder straps, sewed ladybug buttons along the neckline for embellishment and paired it with a ruffled diaper cover and a pair of booties.This design is worked from the top down - the neck and shoulder straps are worked at once and then you increase for the bodice and then again for the skirt.

This is a great fun in the sun dress made with Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton - a durable and machine washable cotton (which is always a good combination for children's clothes) that is comfortable to wear in the summer months and this sunny yellow is great summertime color.

This just in - June 7, 2011: I already got a request to make the sun dress and diaper cover - and here I thought I was done making baby stuff!

On a side note:

My friend Holly was kind enough to take my finished shawl and afghan to her church on Sunday and had her congregation give it a healing blessing so that I may send them to my sister with all my love and that she and my nephew will be wrapped in Jesus's healing warmth and they be surrounded by our love and support.  She is also the one who is holding the shawl in this picture.  Thank you so much to Holly, the Evergreen Mennonite Church, and Pastor Jeanne Rempel.

Finished object with fringe added and a healing blessing


  1. everything is so cute , TInk

  2. Thanks Tink. The baby stuff is very cute. I love making it. And it goes so much faster than the adult stuff!