Katie Wants to be a Ballerina – Doesn’t Every Little Girl?

24 Nov

Bonjours, mes amies!

Katie was jealous of the ‘big’ girls and their ballet tutus, so I had a go at making a scaled down version for her of Odile’s beautiful pattern – Tenue de Danseuse from the Passion Poupees site.

I started to make the top of the tutu based on my own pattern (Tutorial 3), but I found that the number of stitches didn’t quite work as I wanted to do the bodice in double crochet rather than treble. Several versions later (…sigh…) I was finally happy with the dress and I completed the tutu with a scaled down frill based on Odile’s pattern. I think the tutu has turned out very well – just like Odile’s wonderful original.

I had a go at making some ballet shoes to cover up her black permanent shoes, and I think they look ok. And a hair scrunchy to keep her bun neat.

Obviously Katie needed some pants to go under her tutu, so I tried to make some. I only had to rip these back once (… another sigh…) and I think they work very well under the tutu. I’m quite proud of these and I will definitely make them again.

The yarn is the same as Jeannie’s tutu, but a different colour, Wendy Peter Pan 4 ply shade 3002 (pink with a strand of glitter through it) and I used a size 3 mm crochet hook for everything.

Here are Jeannie and Annie all ready for their ballet class, and Katie gets to go too!

Don’t the three of them look adorable together? I love this pattern by Odile!


Passez une bonne journée, à bientôt

13 Responses to “Katie Wants to be a Ballerina – Doesn’t Every Little Girl?”

  1. sylvie November 24, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    They’re so beautiful !! so cute !! i love them
    kisses have a good day Elena

  2. Michèle November 24, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Lovely !!! I particularly love the pants under the tutu. The result is perfect.

  3. nathalie November 24, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    houaaaa!!!! elles sont vraiment magnifiques ces danseuses !
    Bravo ! et bon week-end !

  4. Line November 24, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    They are definitely three beauties! You make me feel like a little girl in a toy shop.

  5. Odile November 24, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    I’m so happy to see your dresses !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you
    Have a nice day

  6. véro November 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    waouhhhh elles sont superbes tes petites danseuses
    bises et bon week end véro

  7. Vylia November 24, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Elles sont adorables tes trois petites. Mille bravos!
    Vylia xx

  8. Martine November 24, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Des photos pleines de charme et de tendresse, du beau travail au crochet de ta part : bravo pour ces modèles si bien réalisés. Tu vas pouvoir ouvrir une école de danse. Bises, Martine

  9. Margotte November 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Ohhhhh !!!! Ces splendides et si mignonnes petites danseuses, c’est un ravissement !
    Tes lodèles sont superbement réalisés, comme Odile doit être heureuse de voir ceci, tu fais cela avec une perfection inouie !!! Elles sont adorables tes petites poupées comme cela, tu as un talent fou !
    Gros bisous !

    • jopa013 November 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

      Ces trois petits rats sont tout à fait ravissants, grand bravo. Bisous. Joêlle

  10. Esyram November 25, 2012 at 8:22 am #

    très jolies petites danseuses ! ton travail est super régulier ! c’est beauuuuuuu!
    bravo et bisous

  11. Laurence November 25, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Un grand bravo !!! Elles sont très jolies tes petites danseuses !!
    Bon dimanche, bisous

  12. martine58 November 25, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    It is wonderful this small parade of dancers, bravo


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