With her precious Baby Scarlett pattern, Regena Karasch has demonstrated how one great pattern can be used for an heirloom dress and a playful dress for everyday wear. Read about the two versions, and discover ideas for creating your own Baby Scarlett dress.
The Heirloom Version
Think of the bodice as a canvas for your artwork in stitches. The vertical rows of lace are the main focal point of this dress and provide the ideal place to use the lace treasures you have been saving. Down the center, the white ribbon is woven through the lace beading and tied into a bow at the bottom. Add lace to the neck, hem and sleeves, and you have a fancy dress that will be a family treasure.
The Everyday Version
The Baby Scarlett pattern, when made with fun cotton prints, is another great choice. The yoke is the focal point for using your favorite summer fabric. The piping in yellow frames the floral front and adds an interesting contrast to the pink dress. When you design your dress, play with the colors and pick up accents in the piping.