I had a look in my head.
I couldn't find a ready made pattern that suited my vision.
Soooooooooo I got all brave like and decided to draft my own pattern.
First, I used several different patterns as a reference for the armscye :
This one seemed a little acute
This one seemed a little shallow
This was a little better
I fiddled and made a mess for awhile
Got a real measurement from the mom and came up with this for the yoke
Then I sewed it up:
All my pieces ready to go
Made a mess clipping curves and corners
I loves me some top stitching
Let the gathering begin
Gathering pinned to death
I need to make the buttonholes and attach the buttons, then I can try it on the baby girl!!! Not too bad for my very first drafting attempt, eh?
Love my janome aqs 2009 for buttonholes!!!!
Once I check the fit and see how it looks on a real person and not paper, I'll make some adjustments and maybe, jjjuuusssstttttt maybe, I'll pdf it and make a free, FREE, free tutorial and pattern for a little jumper dress that fits a 6-9 month old baby (actual baby chest measurement 19" with some wiggle room)
I need to make a matching diaper cover too! Maybe with a ruffly booty.
I definitely need to write down the assembly order and make a few changes to the way I put it together, You take for granted that a pattern has all the steps right there for ya. I knew what to do and what order bbbbbuuuuttttttt I really had to think about it. LOL AND, surprise!! I didn't have to unsew anything! That rarely happens to me...what a gift!!
I hope this inspires you to draft your own pattern!!! It could be sewing, cross stitch, something crafty.....give it a whirl!! You'll be glad you did!! I know I am!!