This is the beginning of Clover's Christmas dress.
Even though I measured her little chest at 19" and the dress is supposed to be close fitting, the more I knit the more nervous I got. So, once I finished the bodice last night, I put it on some scrap yarn and measured it:
Now I know it'll grow a little with blocking, but I was still too nervous to go on so I put it aside until I could try it on her.
I was able to do that when I went home for lunch today and all I can say is -
That child is a peanut!
The dress fits her perfectly so far. Phew!
Pattern: Oriental Lily (with some mods)
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
Needles: Size 6