For the bodice I am using Spud and Chloe Sweater. It's leftover yarn from the Swing Coat which still looks fabulous and will be a great cover up for this dress when the ocean breeze is not agreeable.
The main part of the bodice is knit and all that remains to finish are the straps and attach buttons. Please note I knit two stitches in before each decrease. This left a neat and decorative edge.
The bodice has been soaked, rolled into a towel, unrolled, gently shaped and left to dry in the fresh air. The straps are left on a stitch holder until I can check the length on my granddaughter.
A neat and decorative edge.
For the body of the dress I am using one yard of cotton fabric designed by Mo Bedell purchased from Hawthorne Threads. This is “Patchwork in Light Pink” from the Full Moon Lagoon. I chose this for the Seahorses. 100% whimsy.