Magical Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern

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Magical Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern

This magical Mary Eleanor dress pattern was a labour of love. Mary Eleanor was my Great Aunt. Everyone called her Ciss as she was my Granddad’s older sister. She was a tough woman who built munitions during the 2nd world war and worked hard all her life. I wanted a pretty, feminine dress that was a practical layer over a T shirt, with open sides and minimal finishing for the knitter.

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Magical Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern

This Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern was a labour of love. Mary Eleanor was my Great Aunt. Everyone called her Ciss as she was my Granddad’s older sister. She was a tough woman who built munitions during the 2nd world war and worked hard all her life.

She never had children and cared for her elderly mother, my Great Gran. But, she was more than a Mum to her nephew’s, all five of them and adored all of their kids. She never liked her given name, preferring Ciss or Cissie, but I always loved it. This one’s for you, Ciss.  She loved her knitting and her crochet.  Ciss helped teach me to knit and crochet, a gift that keeps on giving and I use every day.

The Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern is sized from 6mths to 7 yrs approx. I used Patons 100% Cotton DK in two colours, but you could go with white or cream for a special occasion.

It would work with other yarns, Stylecraft Special DK would be an affordable alternative or a superwash merino would be awesome for a warm dress over a long sleeve T or jumper.

The dress is worked bottom up, in the round using circular needles. The skirt features a pretty lace pattern and can be lengthened (though you will need extra yarn).

At the waistband, I changed colour for the upper body and front/back are worked flat in a pretty dot pattern with garter borders to front and back bibs. Fastenings at the shoulders make it an easy garment to put on baby or child and one they can learn to fasten themselves.

To celebrate the launch, the pattern is on sale in our online shop here until 31st August at 25% off, no need for a code. You can also buy the pattern in our Ravelry store and payhip store at 25% off with code babybeautiful

Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern

Mary Eleanor Dress Pattern

Size
Size 1 6-12 mths, Size 2 1-2 yrs, Size 3 2-3 yrs, Size 4 4-5 yrs, Size 5 6-7 yrs

To fit Chest
18, 20, 22, 24, 26 in
46, 51, 56, 61, 66 cm

Chest Size – (All around at underarm when finished)
18, 20, 22, 24, 26 in
46, 51, 56, 61, 66 cm

Length from back neck to hem – when fastened
13 ½, 14 ½, 17 ¼, 21, 22 ¾ in
34, 37, 44, 53, 58 cm

Skirt length
below waistband to hem
7 ¾ in 8 ½ in 10 ¾ in 14 in 15 ½ in
19.5, 21.5, 27.5, 35.5, 39.5 cm

Bodice length
Shoulder to start of waistband
5 ¾, 6, 6 ½, 7, 7 ¼ in
15, 16, 17, 18.5, 19.5 cm

Shoulder to shoulder
Incl side borders
9 ¼, 10, 10 ¾, 12 ¼, 12 ½ in
24, 25, 27, 31, 31.5 cm

DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
22 stitches and 32 rows = 10 cm in skirt pattern
US 3 – 3.25 mm, US 6 – 4.0 mm
350 – 800 yards (320 – 732 m)
6-12mths, 1-2yrs, 2-3yrs, 4-5yrs, 6-7yrs approx
You can read about this design in our blog.

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