When the pattern repeat for the skirt portion is a long/large one, then with the restricted number of stitches for the tiny chest portion (esp for a small baby dress), we need to figure a way to add stitches for the skirt… all on that first round.
Remember that for the back, you will be working a small button placket, and so you will decide where you want that placket, and then work back and forth from the armhole to this point and back.
So our repeat rounds are Rounds 9 – 14, but remember that the start / ends of the rounds may be a little different. You will figure that out though.
Well as I have decided to go with this pattern repeat all the way till the bottom, you just decide to stop when you get the final length you need for your dress. Easy enough, right? J