Wednesday, 25 June 2008
McCall's Layette 7367, pattern morphing to meringue dress #2
After I made the meringue top for my daughter, I received an enthusiastic email from my SIL about the inspiration dress on JC Crew. Of course, this meant that I needed another pattern, and I do have baby raglan patterns. This McCall's layette pattern is possibly my most used pattern. I bought it when I was expecting my first baby, and have made dozens of the nightgown/daygown in size preemie (fits a 7lb newborn beautifully) and newborn (fits a 6-12 week old). I think I have made every piece at least once, can make the nappy cover in my sleep (or after that pesky 3am feed which ensured I was up for the day - or is that the same thing? a skill I achieved after the 50th version) and have made lots of hats and leggings as part of baby gifts. The pattern is for knits only, but I have successfully made the gown many times in woven cotton, so did not anticipate any trouble in converting the pattern to a woven baby dress. This time I have made 2 ruffle dresses, one for my youngest niece, whom is about to turn 1, and another in newborn size for another niece whom is expected to appear in September.
I think this is my new favourite baby gift. I hope everyone has girls!