Earlier this year an old friend and colleague asked me to knit something for her niece Charlotte. And lucky for me she picked one of my favourite dress patterns from DROPS.
I love knitting this pattern. It’s easy enough that I don’t have to concentrate hugely when knitting, but is interesting at the same time, creating a lovely lace skirt and top. My friend didn’t want sleeves on it and I actually think it works much better without sleeves. That way it can be worn either with a little shirt or T-shirt underneath or if it is hot enough without.
My friend picked the colours and I am really pleased how well the peachy colour works with the white. I then decided on the colours for the flower and I think it just adds a little bit extra with that deep red.
Because I used the DROPS Safran cotton it was really nice to knit as well, especially as I knit it earlier in the Summer when it was a little bit warmer. It makes such a difference not to have knit with wool when it is warm/hot.
For the border I used a straightforward picot crochet stitch that gives it a nice, girly finish.
Doesn’t the little skirt look great with that lacy pattern? Due to its width it does take a little longer to knit, but it is definitely worth it for the end result.
And here’s a view from the back, you can really see how nice the back bit looks here.
Just yesterday my friend send me pictures of her gorgeous niece wearing the dress, and I just had to share them with you. Isn’t she just the cutest little girl?