Crochet A-line Jumper - 12 months girl

Full Front view of the dress
 Hello lovely readers,

I made this cute A-line dress for my niece. I was going to see her first time on my recent trip to India, so decided to make something special for her. 

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I came across this Crochet pattern on Pinterest!The pattern is available for free on Barnet website. I have not tried making the beautiful matching hat as mentioned in the pattern yet. Winter's are not so cold in Western India, so decided not to gift the hat. 
Close-up of the crochet flower embellishment

My Niece is still 6 months old, but I made the dress for winter 2012 when she will be 12 months old. 
It took me 2 weeks to crochet this dress working 1-2 hours everyday. The pattern is not written well and needs a lot of readjustments. Like it says 3dc and 1sc which doesn't work. it should be 3sc in one chain and 1sc to make the work more soft and wearable. 
Close view of the button flowers and belts
Also the thickness of the belts was too much compared to the narrow body work. The button flowers mentioned in the pattern are also too bulky for the narrow body structure. So I made smaller flowers with different pattern to suit the overall look. 
Back view of the belts
The instructions mentioned for the upper body part are not easy to follow , so I altered them at some places to make it more easy. 

My Sister-in-law loved the dress I made for her first child. I am looking forward to share a photo of my niece wearing this pretty dress, in coming months.

To Order a similar dress for your little loved ones , please email me or leave me a message. I am happy to customise a dress in different colours and sizes.

Happy crafting

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