Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Last Doll Dress: The Poppy Dress
I was able to pick up some buttons to finish off the last baby doll dress last night. I love how these buttons pop against the purple dress! So cute.
This was originally a pattern for a doll cardigan to fit Waldorf dolls, called the Poppy Cardigan. I made a few alterations to change it into a dress because, at her age, I figured Ella would get frustrated with putting a cardi on a doll.
I used Cascade 220 Superwash wool to make the dress. It's a soft, machine-washable wool that drapes really nice.
I knit the pattern as directed until after the split for sleeves. At that point, I joined the sides and knit it in the round for an inch. Then I did one row of increasing every stitch (kfab) to double my stitches for the skirt. I knit until it was about 6" long, then knit the garter stitch hem. The total length is 6 1/2" from center neckline to hem edge.
I'm pleased with the look and fit of the finished piece. Ella loves it, too!