Saturday, December 22, 2012
Knit Dress Baby Gift
I love to make baby clothes. And collect baby clothes patterns. And buy baby fabrics. So it's no surprise that I had everything that I needed on hand and ready to go.
The pattern is McCall's 8574 and includes an entire layette for babies preemie to 21 pounds. It includes a t-shirt, onesie, sleeper, gown, dress and diaper cover patterns as well as the ever present hat and booties, which if they fit, never stay on a baby anyway.
I made the View E dress with the long sleeves. I thought about making the booties, but measuring the baby's ankle just now is impractical and besides, like I said, they never stay on.
The fabric is a heavy weight interlock from JoAnn's. The print was so cute that I picked it up last year even though I don't have any babies in the family and didn't even know anyone who was pregnant. But, hey! I figured an opportunity was sure to come along some time.
I also stitched in a size tag and a 100% cotton tag so that mama could tell which was front and back. It's not super obvious and new moms don't have time to play guessing games with the baby's wardrobe.
This is my second entry in the Pattern Review Sewing for Children contest. Though that's just an added bonus. If I had more time, I'd make more baby clothes.