This has been a challenge... ever since I cast on with the wrong number (too few), and then too many, but I survived and I think it will be lovely.
It's really a top but I'm visualizing more of a tunic length, and until I see my little one in it, I'll reserve judgement on its size. The sleeves are hemmed up with the intent that it can be worn as a short top in the future.
Ahem. About the crocheted edges (I'm not a fan of the process.): I like the finished edges.
AHEM. Embroidery: I thought I liked it, until I took a look at my handiwork. Let it be known that I'm not going into THAT business! And I'm really putting myself out there when I post this next detailed picture.
This is the first time that I noticed my MAJOR flub examining the close-up. Otherwise... the little girl in it will detract from my sewing abilities!
(The back is identical, with a slit and button closure.)
Princess by Marie Wallin, The Organic Cotton Kids Collection Rowan Purelife
Size: 12 month
Needle: US 2½ - 3.0 mm
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Dolce Amore, 100% cotton, 50 g/198 yds
How much? 3 skeins of main color, + 30 g of contrasting colors
Colorway: lilac, blue, tan, white
Purchased at Purl Diva in Brunswick, Maine
Purchase date July 5, 2010
Cast on, Bind off: July 13 - September 2, 2010
Notes: Me being Contrary Mary, I used a different weight yarn, and knit the body on circular needles. Pattern instructions are for back and front separately. Cast on 220 stitches.