Kathy, Thanks for your suggestions. You're right...this is really small, and I hesitated
to mention it but this is a bereavement gown that will probably be needed. I'm guessing
at the size but it should be about right.
Nancy's pattern book has quite a few preemie sizes, and this is the smallest to fit a 1 1/2 lb.
baby. She also offers a preemie size that is 5-6 lb., and when I saw that I thought
many full term babies are about that size. I've seen other preemie patterns in this
range too. I'll take a look at Kathy's patterns for the future, thanks for the info.
Thanks Neva. I just needed to bounce this off of someone. It's a silly question,
now that I think of it ; ). I' made several that are back closure before knowing
the front closure is preferred. Since these are so small, there is little room to
embellish with pretty embroidery or lace, so the small space that the front provides
(without the opening taking space) is welcomed...but I'll just have to make do : ).