May 20, 2010

Siena Dress

Hi!!!!
As I told you, I wanted to write down the Yellow-Blue Dress Pattern... so yesterday I sat down and spend a while working on that...

And HeRe iT iS!!!!!

I named it "Siena Dress", because I made it for a girl named Siena...
It's my first time writing down a pattern, so I hope it's clear and understandable, but if you have doubts about anything, send me an email or leave a comment with your email and I'll do my best to help you.

It's important that you know that I made this dress without any girl close by to try it on, so I'm not complety sure that the initial number of chains is correct. I calculated them measuring the lenght of the chain acording to the average chest measures of little girls, so the dress can be made for 6-36 months size with this pattern. But I think that you can make it bigger just by crocheting the right amount of chains to round the girl's chest and following the rest of the instructions.

If you make the dress I would LOVE to see a picture of it, so please leave me a comment with a link to your blog, flickr, raverly or whatever you use, to show me!


SIENA DRESS
by Shanti Ordoñez


**The dress is worked top-down, with very few seams. The pattern is written in american terms.

Sizes: 6 (12, 18, 24, 36) months. Picture is 24 months size. Instructions are for smallest size with changes for bigger sizes in parentheses. But when only one instruction is given, it applies to all sizes.

Materials: 2 skeins of Cascade Sierra Yarn (one of each color)
                 Hooks: 6mm/K, 4mm/F

Measurements: The initial measure of the chest, should be 17 (18, 19, 20.5, 22) in / 43 (45.5, 48, 51.5, 55) cm

Stitches used: sc, hdc, dc, sl st, V-stitch, Thistle stitch, Magic ring.
Other abreviations:       sp: space

Directions for the Top Part
Using the 6mm/K hook Ch 59 (63, 67, 71, 75) loosely **here is where you can adjust the amount of chains to round the girls chest.

Join the chain in your hook with the first chain you made with a sl st, being careful in not to twist the chain. Now you can work in rounds. 

Row 1: sc in every ch.
Now you will do the top part working with V-stitch.
Row 2: ch 3 (count as a dc), ch 1, dc in same st (V-st), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc (V-st made); rep from * to the end, sl st in 3rd ch.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in same sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp to the end, sl st in 3rd ch.
Repeat Row 3 until you complete the desire lenght of the top part, this should be measured from the underarms to the waist of the girl.

Next Row: ch 2, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *hdc in next sp BETWEEN two V-sts (that is the space between the V-st you are now and the next one), 2 hdc in next ch1 sp of V-st*; rep from* to the end, sl st in 2nd ch.
This is an increase row.

Next 3 (3, 3-4, 4, 4) Rows: ch 2, hdc in each hdc to the end, sl st in 2rd ch.

Directions for the Skirt
Change color.

Row 1: ch 1, 1 sc in same st,  2 sc in next st, *sk next st, 2 sc in each of next 2 st,* repeat to end, sl st in 1st st.
This is an increase row.
Now you will work with Thistle st, but using hdc instead of sc (you'd know what I mean if you checked the link, if you didn't no worries, just follow the instructions).

Row 2:
ch 2, hdc in same st, *sk 1 st, 2 hdc in next st* rep to end, sl st in 2nd ch.
Repeat Row 2 until you reach the desired lenght for your dress.

Directions for the Straps
On the back part of the dress, join same color as top part, about an inch from the right border.

Row 1: ch 3, sk 1 sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc.
Row 2: ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp, dc in 3rd ch.
Repeat Row 2 until the length of the strap is long enough to pass the arm through the armhole, once the strap is sewed to the dress.
Sew the strap to front part.

Do the same for the other strap starting about 2 inches from the left border.

Directions for the Flowers
Work in a magic ring with a 4mm/F hook in same color as bottom part.
Flower: ch 1, dc, sc, (sc, dc, sc) 4 times. Close ring and sew in a proper place on the dress.

Wave all ends. And enjoy!!

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ETA:::: I'm sorry, I had skiped the joining part before the first row!!! Terrible mistake! Luckily someone asked me so I noticed it and I corrected it already. Now you should be able to make the dress without problems. Feel free of contacting me if you have any problems! :o)

41 comments:

  1. Very Pretty! It's perfect for the summer months, thanks for sharing.

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  2. THis dress is really cute....I wish I had a lil girl to make it for....all boys...:)

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  3. love this dress! i am going to have to see if i can make it ti fir my 4 year old. thanks so much for sharing :)

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  4. Anonymous... I'm pretty sure you will be able to do it!! you just need to make the first chain long enough to round her chest a bit loosely! Thanks for your comment!
    Shanti

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  5. love this pattern i dont have kids not ready yet im only 19 but all my friend do and 2 of them are baby girls. i am just finishing the dress just have to add the flowers. i want to send you a picture but im not sure how. please let me know and i would love to see more patterns thank you.

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  6. Sami, I'd love to see a picture of the dress you made... are you on raverly?? you can post it there in your projects and let me know... look for me as shantilu
    you can also send me and email shantilu (at) gmail.com

    :o)

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  7. im working on a second dress so as soon as i finish that one later today i will send them to you

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  8. i was woundering if you got my email of the dresses

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  9. I love this dress but am haveing truble with the scurt part on row 2 if u could help i wood love it

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    1. I'm sorry, could you be more specific about where are you having troubles??
      You'll be making V's with hdc...

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  10. Sorry for the skirt on row 2 is it hdc skip one 2 hdc becouse ine is just not looking right

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    1. At the beginning of the row you'll make 2 chains that count as the first hdc, and then a hdc in that same stitch. that will make 2 stitches in one.
      Then you'll skip the one stitch and make 2 hdc in the next one, again and again.
      Try checking the link for the Thistle st that is at the beginning of the pattern where the stitches are described.
      The stitch you'll use for the skirt is made the same way as the Thistle st but in Hdc instead of sc.

      Hope that helps!


      Row 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, *sk 1 st, 2 hdc in next st* rep to end, sl st in 2nd ch.

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  11. Hola Shantii!! se lo hare a mi hija y te madare la foto a tu mail espero que me salga jejej un beso Gaby Arce.

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    1. Hola Gaby!! cómo diste con el blog?? estaría increíble que lo hiceras para tu hija! no sabía que tejías. Avísame si tienes algún problema... escríbeme al mail!
      Shanti

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  12. Shanti te he escrito al mail, solo avisame si lo recibiste porfa.saluds

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  13. im working on this right now. cant wait to see it on my daughter :) although i think i made it too big but ill make it work haha

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    1. I hope it works!!! I'd love to see it when you finish it! there is a link on Ravelry to link it if you want!

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  14. http://nymphtmngirl.tumblr.com/post/24521514902 Here is the one I made for my niece! Thank you so much for this lovely pattern!

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    1. It's beautiful!!! thank you for the picture!

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  15. Row 2: ch 3 (count as a dc), ch 1, dc in same st (V-st), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc (V-st made); rep from * to the end, sl st in 3rd ch.

    Can you tell me what the sk 2 ch means???
    thanks BTW love this dress!

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    1. I think it means skip 2 chains?

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    2. Yes! it means skip 2 chains... hope that helps!

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    3. Thank you for the quick reply! yes it does help can't wait to make it!

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  16. This is such a cute dress. Made one for a gift.
    Check it out in Ravelry. http://www.ravelry.com/projects/BoricuaCrochet/siena-dress---baby-girl-dress

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    1. You're welcome! and thank you for the pattern! :-)

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  17. Hi Shanti Thanks a lot for the absolutely beautiful pattern..
    I am a beginner and found it quite easy to do it..
    Well planning to make more :) :)

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    1. Hi Suhana!! I'm glad you like it, I'd love to see photos, you can share them as projects on Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/siena-dress---baby-girl-dress
      Thank you for leaving a comment!
      Shanti

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  20. very beautiful dress. you must check out mums girl, they also have very good collection of baby girls dresses.

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  21. I really like this pattern as it adjustable according the size of child. I don’t know how to make this but would like to learn once. I don’t have this kind of selection but sure you will like flower girls dresses that's specially made for all Cute Daughters of world.

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  22. I love the dress the yarn is discontinued...can you recommend another type/brand please

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  23. What weight yarn is used? #3 sport, #4 worsted?

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  24. What weight yarn is used? #3 sport, #4 worsted?

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  25. This post has great reference value, thank you very much for sharing, I would like bookmark it and read again well done. Buy Flower Girl Dresses

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