FO: baby dress and bloomers

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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.

 

3 responses »

  1. Love the denim. Love you, too. And best wishes to all from Jeanette

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