In March last year I made a really sweet crochet dress for my daughter and always planned to make another one seeing as she loved it so much. The pattern is called “Mina Dress” by Alicia Paulson and the last one I made (details here) was great except if it was too hot the wool content in the yarn made it a bit prickly for her.
This time I used some Moda Vera “Beetle” yarn from Spotlight which is and 8ply yarn that is 50% cotton and 50% acrylic. There is not as much give (stretch) in the yarn as wool so I added a few extra stitches to the neckline to make it and the whole pattern bigger.
Originally I was going to make another dress however my daughter kept saying she just wanted a top. I was determined to make a dress until I had to undo a few rows due to a mistake and then ran out of yarn and could’t find the same dye lot so I took her advice and made it into a top.
She isn’t always right though as she didn’t want a belt even though I had already made the top with the belt holes until she saw it finished after school one day complete with a matching yellow belt and loved it. Another reason I wanted to make a dress was that I wasn’t sure what she’d wear the top with until she showed me her yellow tule skirt from Cotton On. I think you will all agree that it looks lovely next to the crochet.
She loves this flower headband her Grandma gave her recently and looks like such a little flower child with it on. She keeps wanting to wear it to school which is sweet but I do think it’s a bit over the top for that. Only a kindy girl could get away with it I think and she’s not one for much longer.
It’s a great little pattern and looks so sweet on. I wish it came in bigger sizes as the sizes only range from 0 – 4 years.