I think your daughters looks super cute!
As for de-potato sacking the dress, what about knitting a belt to add? It might do the trick of the gathering at the back that you suggested. You could sew in a few loops of yarn to hold the belt in place. Maybe make the belt long enough to tie it into a big bow?
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yes! i thought of that too! but she did not like wearing the belt!
so i spent the day experimenting and i have knitted a small tank top to see how it fits her and i think i have the fit right. so i am going to re-knit this dress with this pattern that i have fudged together myself!
i am going to unravel the top of this dress and it into a long skirt...perhaps put some more ruffles on the bottom and give it a spanish flair! (3 yo love dora!)
i have just cast on for the re-make of the dress.... i will post pics of the new and improved version when it is done!
i have made a proto type for re making this dress. ive done a tank top and i am ok with how the decrease in the arm holes look. i am doing a square neck on it. the straps are 5 stitches in width and the neck is 9 stitches. i am doing the bind off of those 9 stitiches on a knit row. and the bind off rolls forwards (as bind offs do!) but because the yarn is super think and chunky (knobbly really) the bind off does not look nice, it is messy and uneven (the yarn is uneven in thickness) is there a way to make the bind off roll to the back so that it does not look so sloppy?---like the way the arm holes roll in because they are in st st.... is there some way to make the bind off do the same to hide the messiness of it?
what happens if i bind off on a purl row but do it in knit stitch...will that make it roll to the inside?
thank you for your help. here is a pic of the tank top proto-type i have fudged together! where i am pointing is the sloppy looking bit i am talking about.
If you know how to single crochet, doing a single crochet edging might fix it.
What kind of bind off did you do? Another possible solution is to do a different kind of bind off. A double crochet bind off might produce a nicer edging (there is a video for it on the cast-off/bind-off page).
If you haven't blocked it, you might also try that.
If at first you don't succeed....rip it and try again!
thank you! i do not know how to bind off in crochet...but i just looked at the video and i think i can manage that! as these videos have completely taught me how to knit so far.... it will be great to try a new technique. thank you very much. i will let you know how it turns out.
she does love it! i had to wrestle it off her tonight--she wanted to wear it to bed!!!
as for the original potato sack dress...ive picked out the top of it and i have added a casing. it is now an ankle length skirt. it was inspired by a picture of dora the explorer that my daughter was coloring the other day! i am in the process of putting a third row of ruffle on the bottom of it!!! it looks really great--very dora-spanish-esque! i will post a pic tomorrow when it is done. this knitting business i a blast! im having so much fun!!!