A little winter dress – FO 29/2012

Oh it’s been wild here.  We drove to Basingstoke on Thursday to visit our beloved friends Jani and Ian (of whom we don’t see enough) and could only manage about 50 mph, if we were lucky, due to the high winds sweeping across the motorway.

Today is very chilly and I’m thankful that I recently finished another iteration of Heidi and Finn’s delicious cowl neck dress for Button.

She’s on a bit of a growth spurt at the moment so she’d grown out of the navy striped one I made, but the next size up is a little big…although I don’t think it will be for very long.

The fabric was a dress of Ma SIL’s which I cut into with gay abandon, but explains why the sleeves are 3/4 and the cowl a little shorter that the pattern…I simply didn’t have enough fabric so made these little modifications with surprisingly pleasing results.

This is a dancing dress…

…and great for twirling in…

…and just fabulous for jumping, too!

I think she likes this dress…and wasn’t in the mood for standing for photos this morning!

Thank you to Nana for the makings of a lovely and cosy new dress.

16 Responses to A little winter dress – FO 29/2012

  1. sosewlovely says:

    The dress is lovely! What a lucky girl!

  2. That´s a bit fabulous isn´t it!

  3. Anne W says:

    So cute, lovely fabric!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It was a bear to sew because it’s knitted…but it turned out well so I’m not complaining!

  4. That is one sweet dress….and little girl 🙂

  5. MsStitcher says:

    That is a very sweet dress and obviously designed for twirling.

  6. Jane G says:

    Evie, they don’t seem to stop. My youngest son is fourteen, and it won’t be long before he hits six foot, his legs go on forever, it’s a nightmare getting trousers to fit.
    Button looks gorgeous in that dress, and it’s lovely she’s so happy with what you make for her

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Oh my gosh…don’t tell me that. I’m fairly sure neither of ours will make six foot…but The Boy is a nightmare because he’s so skinny.
      I’m sure one day she won’t want Mummy makes…but until then she’s stuck with them! 😉

  7. Vicki Kate says:

    She looks gorgeous!

  8. Twirling, dancing, jumping, smiling dress. How could you mum?! :o)