Tuesday, 17 January 2012

ladybird dress

This is a super dress pattern. Easy to follow, adaptable and very long lasting. I made one when Betty was only six months old and she's still wearing it now as a vest top.

The pattern is the Little Sister Dress by Tora Froseth Designs. It's available as a free download on Ravelry. The yarn is Millamia Soft Merino.

I plotted out the ladybird design on graph paper and slightly altered the number of stitches in a row to fit. It helps to use an asymmetric graph paper, where the boxes are wider than they are tall, when sketching out knitting patterns. I printed my own from this website.

She seems very pleased... and so am I!


  1. Lovely! Your personalisation has really turned the dress from utility to party! Love the dotty styling too.

  2. what a cute dres,well done
    I wish my knitting would be better

  3. This dress is completely adorable! So cute.

  4. that is so cute- I love the dress and the red and navy are perfect.

  5. Adorable... love that colorwork on the bottom... really makes this project stand out. Just darling!

  6. Gorgeous! Love the ladybugs. Wish the pattern was for size 6-8 yrs.