A New Dress for Milly








  At last I have finished knitting the dress for my 9-month-old granddaughter, Milly. It’s now in the post and I hope it will fit her and that she will enjoy wearing it. More importantly, I hope that my daughter will approve of it, as I doubt whether Milly really has much fashion sense yet. In fact, I think she’s happiest when wearing as little as possible!

As I prefer to devise my own knitting patterns, I designed the pattern for the dress myself. The buttoned opening is at the front and I hope my daughter will be able to put the dress on Milly easily and without too much resistance. I usually write the pattern instructions down as I proceed, making adjustments as I knit, and then when the garment is finished I type up the instructions for future reference. I really enjoy working out my own designs and watching them develop, even if I sometimes have failures and have to unravel whatever I’m making and start again.

My next task will be to knit a jacket to match the dress.

5 replies
  1. Helen
    Helen says:

    WOW!!! its just adorable Jenny absolutely love the colours and the design is soooo pretty 🙂

    Your family are truly lucky to have you

    huge hugs

    Helen J. x

  2. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    I cannot believe how fast you designed and made that dress, unbelieveable!!! It turned out beautiful, I’m sure your granddaughter will look beautiful in it. The yarn colors look wonderful together, that’s the beauty of natural dyed yarn.

  3. Doe
    Doe says:

    Very pretty Jenny I’m sure she’ll look gorgeous in it. Thanks for the mordant entry below too I did wonder why the alum I’m buying off the farmers merchant here seemed a bit different.

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