I also decided to make a little dress for Isabella, my 2.5 year old great-niece. I had this lovely tencel/cotton yarn which seemed perfect (it's actually pinker than in this picture, don't want you to think I have an orange fetish). First I started it without the white trim - got halfway thru the back and didn't like the way it looked so ripped it out. I also thought that it was coming out too loose, so I went to a smaller size needle - got halfway thru the back again and realized it was going to be WAY too small. Ripped it out again.
Isabella at Passover Dinner - love those curls!
Started again last night with a nice white edging, and size 8 needles. It looks like it might work, so I'm continuing on. I called my niece last night for Isabella's measurements and we were laughing as we discussed "chest - 15 - hips - 15" - seems silly to measure a baby but she is tall so I want to make this long enough for her to wear for a year or so.
Back under construction
I hope it comes out nice. They are spending the summer in Italy, at her husbands country house - and all his relatives will be there. I'd love to have Isabella wear a knitted summer dress that her American Aunt made for her.
Have a good day everyone! It's raining here but I guess we "need" it and they promise summer temps this weekend. DH signed me up for a mountain biking class that he took last year - so I will be doing that on Saturday. I'm hoping I can keep up!