I got so loving and heart-warming feedback to my national dresses, that I could not help myself – I wanted to create more. So far there are 4 dresses in my collection, here you see 3 and 4. They are all a little different from their “sisters”, but all made with love for home.
After a couple of dresses that I knitted for the daughter of my friends, I started to get a couple of orders here and there. This particular order was a lesson for me. And not in a good way.
The second Estonian dress I made last summer (2014), was the first ever order from a person I did not previously know. It was a proud, yet really scary moment. On the request of the customer, I was using cotton, a material that I wasn’t very familiar with (I have mostly used merino wool) and I was so unsure if I could make the dress that exactly matches my customer’s vision. To top it all – the dress was for a bit older child and so far I had only made dresses for newborns.
My unlimited imagination for creating tiny dresses was triggered by my Inspiration-Baby. It all started with this grey baby-dress I made for her, but that wasn’t the end. I remember having promised that I will not purchase any new yarn until I use up all my stash. Anyone who is into crafts like I am – you know it’s basically a mission impossible:D
I just recently started this blog. I have never really blogged about knitting or any other crafts. And I have no idea why, because it has become my biggest passion and it has been in my life since I can remember. Also it’s a good way to document the things I have made in the past and that I will make in the future.
I knitted my first ever baby-dress for a cousin’s baby-girl. She was born in August 2012. I aimed to make her a beautiful dress for her first Christmas Eve at the age of 3 months. It turned out to be a very flexible dress and she also wore it at Christmas 2013 at the age of 1 year, 3 months.