That is what this little confection reminds me of.
This is the finished Antique T-Yoke Baby gown. I will admit to sprinkling a bit of baby powder around after I ironed it in order to have the full effect. I just love the airiness of this little gown. It is made from a very fine Swiss batiste. Jeannie Baumeister of the Old Fashioned Baby calls it "fairy fabric." Many heirloom retailers carry it and call it Swiss muslin, angel batiste, whisper batiste. Kind of like when you call a real estate property "cozy," it really means small. All of these names mean lightweight and filmy. The entire gown when wet will fit in the palm of your hand. But that is all okay.
I have had some people ask me if I didn't think it was too sheer, too light, not warm enough. Well most of the people I know do live in houses with indoor temperature control. And this is a lap dress or laying down gown. If you lived in a tent in the back country of Montana, okay it could be a tad too lightweight. But I am pretty sure that my future grandbabies will all live in houses with indoor plumbing and forced-air heating and cooling. Now the iron, that could be a whole other ball of wax. But I am okay with that. I would rather it be worn than ironed perfectly to hang in a closet. I am an ironing fanatic I admit. My children all know how to iron and it is my hope that this little gown will meet an iron on occasion, but that isn't my goal.