Are you ready for some Hokie football? I know one little girl who is! It all started as a simple plan. I had some old t-shirts of the boys' that had holes in them. I decided to make a skirt that I could attach to one of the T-shirts. But, as I worked away I realized that I couldn't find a t-shirt that had the right look for what I wanted. So, I decided to try making a yoke. I had made one attempt this summer, but it didn't turn out very well. It was pretty, but the neck opening was way too big and kept falling off.
I searched Pinterest and Ravelry for ideas. I finally decided to do a fold-over with a button. It seemed like the simplest solution. I made the bodice in a half double crochet and used a toggle button. The toggle button fits easily between the half double crochet stitches. This way, the bodice may be adjusted as needed.
The skirt is a simple ripple pattern from Lucy at Attic24. The first couple of rows took a little practice and counting, but once I started going it went very easily and quickly. I used some scrap of white that I had on hand, but I ended up getting three colors of Caron Simply Soft; Pumpkin, (Paint) Sunset, (Ombres) Gold . I couldn't find a burgundy that I really liked - the right amount of purple and not too much red - so I ended up getting Vanna's Glamour Yarn, Garnet. Don't all almost three year old Hokie girls need a little glamour?
Unfortunately, my niece doesn't live nearby. I had to use a 3T shirt as a guide for the sizing and neck opening. I sure hope it works out. I can't wait to see her sporting this dress - especially since she lives in Columbus, Ohio...Oh! Did I mention that she comes from a divided home? I had to throw a bone to my brother-in-law, the Buckeye. Here it is...
This is made entirely from scraps I had in the closet. The main body is Lion Brand, Homespun in Cloud. I used this adorable pattern from Moogly for the Eloise Baby Sweater. I used the skirt pattern and sewed it onto a red shirt I had in the boys' closet. I have to say, I'm not entirely crazy about the proportions on this dress.
The skirt is pretty and the pattern is very easy to follow - but the proportions are a little off. It might need some adjusting for next year when I make a size larger. But, she might not be wearing this one as much as her Hokie dress, anyway! :)
Let's Go! Hokies!