Seriously- have you EVER seen a cuter Christmas oufit?
I think not.
If only I had the time to whip up something so nice for myself... maybe next year :)
This dress started as this pattern by Dale of Norway.
After I got past the motif, I decided I needed to make the outfit a little more girly (Elise gets a little offended when people think she's a boy). The solution was to stop knitting. The body suit then became a little dress to wear with leggings- but I knew something was missing. Enter the greatest little booties ever made (ok... so I'm a bit biased, but I love them!).
A couple days before Christmas I spent some time scouring Ravelry for a basic bootie pattern I could embellish. I knew what I wanted the end result to look like- I just wanted a little bit of help getting there. I stumbled across Christine's Baby Booties and knew they would fit the bill. I mimicked the motif of the sweater dress, added length to make them more like a winter boot, and pom-pom ties to top them off.
Since I wanted a washable outfit (I wanted to make sure she got a chance to wear this a few times over the holidays), the yarn I chose was Cascade Heritage Solids and Quatro Colors.
The needles? Yup- size 0 and 1.5 (US)
Hope you had a very merry Christmas!