Four years ago I knit my daughter a dress. I had some yarn leftover, so I whipped up a matching version for her lovey. Thus began a long career of making matching versions of all of Marlowe's dresses for her best stuffed friend, Monkey. This pink dress was particularly beloved and was still an integral part of Monkey's wardrobe after Marlowe outgrew hers. Soon my daughter began asking for a new pink dress, tears welling in her eyes as she told me how sad it made her that she couldn't match anymore. So of course I agreed to knit her an even larger light fingering weight dress and called my LYS to order two skeins of the same colorway.
This version of Goldilocks came out longer than I meant, but it means she will be able to wear it for a very long time. While it was a labor of love to knit this second dress, I love this pattern and wasn't sad to make it again. It has the perfect amount of detail and then the stockinette lets the pretty details stand out.
In this picture you can see the one issue I had with the pattern - I think I picked up too many stitches around the sleeve when adding that last bit of garter stitch and it flares a bit.
Marlowe loves her new dress and her ability to match Monkey again and I feel like a pretty awesome Mom for providing her with that joy. Have you ever made something because you were, ahem, pressured into it? Did it go as well as this project? Let me know below!