One good deed deserves another so this is our (surprise) return favour ................
Yeah, it kind of bends the rules with large prints for babies but then if I'm making it, it's got to be fabric that I like .............. I could never be a professional seamstress!
Using McCalls pattern 4351, I positioned the print as best I could with the limited fabric I had ........... not to mention that the print was out of line on the fabric! Fully lined, I omitted the net interlining for the skirt as the cotton lining gives quite enough body and I added some piping along the skirt/bodice join (didn't have enough to do any more). If I were to make it again, I would probably hand hem the skirt and not, as the pattern suggests, machine straight stitch plus think about reducing the bulk from the gathered skirt in the bottom of the bodice.
I like it and am quite pleased being as the last time I made a baby/toddler dress was 1991 and before that back in the 70s! It shouldn't be long before I find out if mum likes it and, if it fits!!!