Little Amelia, and her mommy, came to visits us, at the cottage, and I got the opportunity to try this little linen dress on her. It is still quite cool up here, so I was glad she had tights and a long sleeve that worked well under it. It still has plenty of room for her to grow over the summer.
I started out with Simplicity #3854. To give you an idea of size, Amelia is 9 months and weighs 18-19 pounds. She has just about out of 12 month clothes because of her height. I used the bodice, of the size medium, and then followed the side seams to draw it into an A-line dress, guessing at length and width. As with quilting, I never use a pattern as is… I added an invisible zipper and bound the neck and arms using bias I cut from a piece of Liberty of London fabric. It could have been slightly narrower across the front. I’m guessing she will still be wearing this into the fall.