I have finished the toddler dress for little Irie. The buttons are from Buttons by Robin on etsy, and they are amazing. I highly recommend buying lots and lots of cute buttons from her shop. They are well made, and machine washable. The yarn is Tosh DK in Esoteric, and the color is so deep and vibrant. One of the best yarns I have knit with – both for the soft, bouncy-ness of the knit fabric, and the rich, teal color. I am very excited to give this dress to Irie this weekend. Her momma is going to swoon.
Ive already cast on another dress in the same style in Tosh DK in the color way Coquette. Its a deep magenta pink, and has the same gradations as the teal did. The pattern was improvised. I began the dress similar to the Monarch Butterfly Cardigan, but joined to work in the round once I got to the skirt, and overlapped a few stitches for the button band. I wanted a simple dress that could really show off how pretty the yarn was, and something that would fit for the longest amount of time. The way this dress is made, it can be worn as a tunic with leggings as Irie gets taller.
Did I mention how much I love the buttons?! Im pretty proud of this little dress. I think it turned out perfectly.