Matching Dresses – Beautiful Lace Frills

10 Nov

Bonjour mes amies!

And delving back into the back catalogue of the wonderful Odile of Passion Poupees again, here are a couple of beautiful dresses based on a tutorial for her Little Darling doll.

Jeannie and Annie are all coordinated in matching dresses with a cute lacey frill at the collar and hem.

I used a DK yarn with a size 3.5 crochet hook, and the fit worked out fine. I only had to add a couple of rows for extra length to each dress (I crochet very tightly!). The main yarn is Sirdar Snuggly Tiny Tots DK in shade 0987 (little duck) – the bluish one – and shade 0916 (peaches). The yarn is quite knobbly and was much trickier to crochet with than to knit.

For the contrast frill I used Bergere de France Sirene shade 230 60 Nenuphar (white). This is a lovely shiny yarn that I was nervous to use at first, but actually was very easy to crochet with.

I designed the headband and scrunchy myself and am quite pleased with them, particularly Annie’s scrunchy. The hair of these Les Cheries dolls is really fun to play with.

The shoes are adapted from another of Odile’s patterns. I had to make them with fewer stitiches as the yarn was a bit thick, but I am pleased with the separate detail on each pair.

It was nice to get back to making matching oufits again and the dolls seem to suit the dresses well.

I hope you like them. J’espère que vous les aimez.

À bientôt, bonne journée!

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11 Responses to “Matching Dresses – Beautiful Lace Frills”

  1. Line November 10, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    I love using contrasting yarns. I will have to have a look at BdeF Serene. Your little misses are lovely.

  2. nathalie November 10, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    j’adore tout simplement ! bravo à toi Elena-Jane !
    bon week-end !
    ici il pleut !
    nathalie

  3. Odile November 10, 2012 at 6:48 am #

    WHAOU !!!!!!!!! J’adooooooooooooore !!!!
    Very nice, Thank you very much, I’m very happy !!!!!!!!!
    Have a nice Week End

  4. Nelle November 10, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Très jolies ces petites robes !! Bravo !

  5. belisa November 10, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Your dresses are gorgeous, I love the colors chosen and wool are very nice. The shoes are lovely too.

  6. sylvie November 10, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    So so nice !! these dresses are really cute, I love the little details headbands, bravo
    kisses

  7. Laurence November 10, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    Elles sont sublimes !!!! J’adore, bravoooo !!!!
    Très bon week-end, bisous

    • SYLVIA75 November 10, 2012 at 11:55 am #

      very nice!!! I love. Thank you very much for yours ideas!! In Paris it’s raining.
      Have a nice week-end.
      SYLVIA75

  8. Lavieillechouette November 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    Ces deux petites sont très élégantes, cette robe est superbe et j’ai eu plaisir à la réaliser. Merci pour ces photos qui montrent que ton travail est parfait. Amitié, Martine

  9. Margotte November 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Adorablement bien habillées tes jolies petites chéries, ce sont de magnifiques poupées que j’ai moi aussi (j’en ai 5 !) Et j’ai beaucoup de plaisir à les habiller moi aussi !

  10. véro November 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    oh comme elles sont jolies
    bravo bises véro

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