This is Julia's newest pattern and I have been itching to write about and show pictures of this gorgeous pattern since I finished knitting it, but needed to wait until the pattern is nearly ready for release - which it is now!! I LOVE this pattern! It's such a cute, girly dress, with so many options. It's at least 3 different dresses in the one pattern - it can be knit with a full skirt, like this one, or with two different types of pleats. The one I have done is from version 1 of the test pattern and is with the scalloped pleats. It has a couple more pleats than the finished pattern, which enables it to twirl really nicely. Tess loves it too, and is constantly asking to wear it - so it's obviously comfortable for her as well. The other pleat type is a box pleat, which is wider at the top, and flatter overall (which is what I'm going to knit next!).
This one is a size 18 -24 months, or 20" chest measurement. It's knit using Ruby Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury yarn in 8 ply. Because this yarn is very soft and has a propensity to 'grow' I knitted this a bit shorter than the pattern suggested and it 'grew' to the perfect length when blocked. I can't wait to cast on my next one!
This pattern will be released very soon - and I'm sure will be a hit as it's a great design and a fun knit.