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I can't find a baby clothes pattern that fits like ready made
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Date: 3/23/14 1:05 AM

I made my grandbabies pants for Christmas using, I think, I simplicity pattern. They came out big and baggy and not fitted like the clothes they get at the store. Is there a brand of pattern for baby clothes that fits more like ready made, so I can sew a size and know its going to fit? The babies are too far away to do "fittings" while I am sewing. They are 8 months old, wearing about a size 9 mo.

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Date: 3/23/14 2:36 AM

I have had great success with Ottobre Magazine's. I took my boy's measurements checked the chart and they fit great. Perhaps you could get a few copies. I like the few things Burda Magazine has had in their issues too.

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Date: 3/23/14 3:06 AM

RTW clothing is designed to go over disposables, but you will probably find that your Simplicity pattern was designed to go over a cloth nappy. As Lisa said, Ottobre is a great source of patterns for babies. Just check the pattern instructions and measurements, as quite of lot of those are also designed to go over cloth nappies.

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Date: 3/23/14 7:37 AM

Burda envelope patterns and Oliver + S also fit better.

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Date: 3/23/14 10:00 AM

I've found that Kwik Sew has a fit that's very similar to RTW. That said, I've only worked with their pajama patterns, but the pajamas I made my daughter (in both baby and toddler sizes) fit exactly like the store bought ones. Maybe someone else can vouch for the fit of their non-pajama patterns.

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Date: 3/23/14 10:03 AM

I have noticed that all the leggings/pants that our 6-month old granddaughter wears are made with Lycra/ cotton blend knits. If your grands are girls, using leggings patterns and stretchy fabrics will give you the sme look.

Have you tried Kwik Sew patterns? They seem to be popular for kids clothes.

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Date: 3/23/14 10:43 AM

I had the same result with the big 4, but Kwik Sew, Burda, and Ottobre Design magazine had a better fit.

Also, I would take some measurements from RTW clothes to compare. If the baby wasn't my own, I would measure garments at the store.
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Date: 3/23/14 12:09 PM

I found Oliver +S sizing to run a little odd (tight in some places, loose in others) until my daughter got into toddler sizing, then the sizing was much better.

I've found Jalie's sizing to be spot on, even in the smallest sizes.

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Date: 3/23/14 4:26 PM

I have only made the leggings from Mammacandoit, but they were superbly (and subtly) drafted, complete with an optional cloth diaper panel for better fit with bulkier nappies. There were good measuring charts and suggestions, too.

Based on that experience, I'd recommend this line.

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Date: 3/25/14 10:52 PM

thanks for the ideas. I will check them out. fyi,my grandbabies are twins, a boy and a girl. feel free to leave any other ideas you have. thanks.

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