Reverie-Yarn Decor Gifts
Toddler Sundress with Knit/Crochet Top
Toddler Sundress- knitted, crocheted and sewn
Taught by Trish
Dates: Thursdays, June 28 and July 5, 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 7, 8 to 10 a.m.
Skill level: Intermediate knitter; must have rudimentary crocheting skills. Student should also be comfortable with machine and hand sewing, although Trish is willing to do machine sewing (additional fees apply)
Supplies: Washable yarn and fabric of your choice. Needle of a size appropriate for your yarn and crochet hook same mm. 2-3 small buttons, approx. 1/2". Trish used Cascade Sarasota yarn and a swaddle from our baby selection as well as plain cotton muslin for the underskirt. Since it’s a summer dress, you may want to consider a cotton or cotton-blend yarn. The size 4 dress took approximately 50 grams of yarn and about 1/3 of the swaddle. Fabric yardage: underarm to knee measurement for length and double your child’s chest measurement for circumference. Lining may not be necessary for every fabric. Suggested yarn/swaddle combinations are pictured next to larger sample.
Pre-Work: It is critical that you measure your child; chest circumference, underarm to waist, and underarm to knee. Knit, wash and block a stockinette gauge swatch, at least 6” by 6”. (I know this sounds tedious, but do you really want to make the whole garment and have it not fit?)
Class Plan: 1st meeting will be devoted to calculating the number of stitches for the correct size you desire and starting on the lace bodice. Students will receive sewing instructions for the skirt and will be expected to complete this before the final meeting (unless other arrangements are made for Trish to do this part). 2nd meeting will be crocheting the edging of the bodice, buttonholes and straps. 3rd meeting will be sewing the skirt to the bodice, and voila! You have a great dress for the warm weather that remains!