View A is a dress/gown that has the feel of a smocked bishop (but in two hours or less!).
The smocking is done using dots, no pleater or fuss. I did this in about 15 minutes.
This was the first Miss Violet. I made it when Claire was just a few weeks old. This one is just simple and sweet with no smocking. When I was looking back through antique baby layettes in some of my old books I noticed a lot of peasant style dresses with ties. I loved the simplicity of the soft batiste fabrics and sweet little gathered gowns.
Ha! I thought she was chubby then!
This will probably be my new go-to baby gift for a while. I am considering taking the sizing up since many of you asked about that. But how old is too old? Maybe it should be just a shirt for older girls? I need to get this nailed down in the next few days so let me know what you think! Thanks friends. :) xo, Sam