I decided to do view C and D.
The baby shower was yesterday (Saturday) and I just got started Thursday...thank God for the snow day! I started view C first, but realized I did not have enough tulle. The package says you need 72" tulle, but I had 52". (As an aside, I don't think I've ever seen 72" fabric.) I ended up being just short one pattern piece and because it was snowing hard outside, I could not run back out to get more fabric. I did as much as I could do and then switched to view D. I encountered the same problem with the tulle so I decided to just make a simple overlay using this purple sparkly giraffe tulle:
Since I was on a time crunch, I omitted the flower also:
Friday after work, I raced to the fabric store to get more fabric for view C. Came home and got to work. To my horror, after I cut out the new tulle, sewed it together and tried gathering it, I realized it was way to much fabric. It was as tight as I could make it and it was still twice the size of the skirt. (When I was cutting it out the first time, I thought this really seems like way too much fabric for a newborn dress, but I followed the pattern anyway). After panicking for a few minutes, I decided to cut off the access. This is how much I cut:
Here's my finished dress:
Without the extra tulle the skirt is still very full and in my opinion bulky at the waist. I hope it doesn't bother the baby.
I love these dresses!!!! I can't wait to get pics of the baby wearing them. :)
I also decided to do a bear rug (McCall's 6719) because that's my new go to gift. Here it is: