I've been really into making items for babies lately. I think that I've been drawn to small projects that I can work on during my lunch break. I also have been loving projects that finish quickly, use up bits of yarn, and are simply "totally adorable."
Recently I finished making a sweet little pinafore. I used some yarn that my mom got me from Jo-ann's. It's called "Breeze Self Patterning" by Jo-ann's Sensations. It has nice long color changes that created a pretty rainbow look to this dress.
This dress seems very easy to customize to make larger sizes. In fact, I saw a pattern for larger sizes on Etsy and Bernat also has a free pattern for child-size dresses. They all look like the same dress, but in different sizes. Honestly, just change your initial chain length and it should be pretty easy to customize. I think that you would add or subtract multiples of 4 to get larger or smaller sizes.
Some people on Ravelry have added a decoration to the front of the dress, but I left mine plain since the yarn is sort of busy. I'll definitely be making this pattern again! It could definitely be made in a few hours. Great last minute baby gift!