Sunday, June 17, 2007

 Heirloom Dress


This dress is finally finished. This pattern is from my grandmother's collection and is over 50 years old. She knit one for me 32 years ago and I wanted to make one for my daughter. My grandma was a preacher's wife and she knit this dress for every baby born in the church. I used Louet Gems sock yarn which is beautiful and machine washable. The lace pattern was easy to follow and I love how it turned out. I am very glad to have this connection to another knitter in the family.

10 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Beautiful. I have a heirloom dress that my husband's grandmother knitted for my mother-in-law when she was a baby. Now it looks beautiful on the original recipient's granddaughter (my daughter). These kinds of dresses last forever if they're cared for, which I'm sure this one will be.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

So beautiful, and just think ... someday your daughter's daughter could be wearing it! What a special tradition to be continuing.

6:52 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

What a neat project! I love hearing about knitting that has such special meaning like your dress.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Sereknitty said...

Exquisite! I love that you picked an 'untraditional' colour (something other than pastel!)

2:02 PM  
Blogger Sabrina said...

That is a beautiful dress. And, I agree with the previous comment that the color is lovely. She's going to look so pretty in it.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Debora said...

This dress is beautiful! Where can I find the pattern?

4:04 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

The pattern is no longer in print. It is at least 50 years old. I scanned it in a PDF file if you want to send me your email.

Jackie

7:37 PM  
Blogger Mommy to be! said...

I love this dress. Too charming. Can I get the pdf of the pattern too?

12:21 AM  
Anonymous gnk@sikhdharma.org said...

Your dress is super lovely. I woud like the pdf pattern as well if possible.

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Teresa Bradley said...

I'd really appreciate a copy of the pattern for this if you'd be willing to send it to me. teresa.bradley@live.co.uk

12:47 PM  

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