Tuesday, January 15, 2013
McCalls 8574 cute baby dress
I made this dress and hat for a co-workers grand baby. Of course the baby was born a couple of months ago but I will use the excuse that I didn't know about the baby until she was born. I had this cute cat knit in my stash for quite a long time and even though I had used some of this fabric earlier this year for the same pattern I still had some left. I think it is perfect for a baby girl.
The pattern is basically easy to put together but I think the sizing is off, it seems rather large and I am sure the dress is too long. I told the parents that if they didn't want a maxi dress I would be happy to shorten the dress for them. I am not totally happy with the shoulders, the instructions say to either turn the hem under or use a decorative elastic. I didn't have the elastic so I turned the hem under. Next time I will try the elastic or make a knit bias binding. The hat works up very quickly and I really like it. All in all the dress is cute and the parents are happy.