The second Christmas present that I finished was the gift for my littlest niece, Emma. Emma also was the lucky recipient of the rainbow hearts-blanket, but for this gift I wanted to make something wearable: a dress.
On Ravelry my eye fell on this project by Gabeycakes.
And the best bit was that the pattern for this dress turned out to be free: Angel Wings Pinafore by Maxine Gonser.
However, before I start a pattern I have the habit to first read it to get an idea of how it works. That’s when I found out that a pinafore isn’t really a dress, but more an apron.
Too bad, as I really wanted a dress. But no worries, I saw it wouldn’t be too difficult to change the pattern to create a real dress.
I grabbed my chosen yarn (Bergère de France Sport, colour Rosier), a couple of crochet hooks and got to business.
A few hours later, I kid you not, this appeared from my crochet needle.
W00t, I was so happy! Doesn’t this look incredibly cute? And the changes I made worked really well! The pinafore was successfully changed into a dress!
The only opening that was left was completely at the top, in the neck. This way the dress could easily pass over the head.
And Emma’s parents? They immediately changed Emma’s clothes.