A sewing FO! It’s amazing how a pregnancy in the family can get one’s creativity boosted, isn’t it. The baby is due this month and I will be crossing the Atlantic to visit her, my mum and my sister in May.
This is a McCall’s pattern M6912. It comes in multiple sizes and I made size Small, which is just one up from newborn. Because of the loose nature of the crossover-back dress, and the roomy bloomers, I think this could fit for a long time.
The blue is a lightweight denim and the print is a quilting cotton from the store where I work. The dress could easily be reversed and worn with just the print showing. I had no idea what length to cut the elastic for the waist and leg openings, so I did a quick search. The Craft Yarn Council of America gives a list of sizes for babies including waist measurements, so I followed their advice on that (it still looks huge, but this baby will be cloth-diapered so it’s probably fine) and then guessed on the legs. Better too loose than too tight on those.
For such a small project this took longer than I expected – about 10.5 hours over three evenings.
The pattern includes a shorter version of the dress for a top, and a pair of little pants/trousers, so I may just have to make those too.
Have a lovely weekend. Hope you have some pleasant Spring weather where you are.
That’s an adorable little pattern. Enjoy your trip home and all the cuddles with the new baby.
Thank you Linda.
Love the denim. Love you, too. And best wishes to all from Jeanette