Monday, June 16, 2014

A Christmas dress in June

This dress started life as a sleeveless summer dress, but somehow the pattern stitching and colors changed this to a Christmas dress :-)  Of course, change the colors and work a different pattern, and it can be any dress you like.

Grace Notes Red Dress

The pattern stitch came from the book "Alice Starmores's Book of Fair Isle Knitting,' which has an incredible number of pattern stitches that can be adapted for doll clothing.  This book is well worth purchasing, or borrowing from your local library.



  1. Grace is one lucky Dolly to have this dress in her already fab wardrobe. Thanks too for always pointing us to books that inspire you, if yarns are on sale or a lovely skin color becomes available in a yarn you are using. I've bought several books and yarns from your recommendations. That's what makes your blog truly a doll lovers source and inspiration. It's not just about your awesome free patterns and your generous heart.

    Peace and love,


    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words, dear Joyce :-)