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Posted on:7/13/14 4:41 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 4727 by Rairscat

Simplicity: 4727 by Rairscat  
Pattern Photo: Simplicity 4727
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
Fabric:Cotton - Quilting  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Toddler girl's romper with heart shaped bib and coordinating pin tucked, button front dress with short puff sleeves, collar and optional appliqué detail.

Pattern Sizing:Toddler size 1

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Love the pin tucks, classic styling. The pattern pieces are basically rectangles with marks for the tucks, then you use another pattern piece as a guide to cut the shoulder and armscye once the tucks are top stitched. Everything went together quickly, even the collar. The only thing I didn't like was the button placket is sort of an afterthought with no facing, you just turn under and edge finish. Makes the top button area a little wonky.

Fabric Used:Out to Sea border print by Sarah Jane and some leftover polka dot scraps for the collar and cuff piping.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Added piping to collar and cuffs.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Don't think I'll make another since my daughter's almost too big for it, but I totally recommend it if you see it for sale.

Conclusion: This was fun to sew. I like Carter's just as much as everyone else but these vintage patterns are so sweet. You can find tons of them on etsy. Don't be intimidated by unfamiliar design details. These patterns were made for home sewers with less sophisticated tools and machines, so usually they're pretty easy to sew. Try one and enjoy.

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JanElise said...
I love this dress!
7/22/14 11:28 AM
Mufffet said...
Such a sweet child and such a pretty dress. The details are wonderful. This is so so nice and you did a really exacting job on this pattern.
7/14/14 11:01 AM
julsmalham said...
Beautiful
7/14/14 4:53 AM
julsmalham said...
Beautiful
7/14/14 4:53 AM
Samantha82 said...
Oh my goodness look at those tucks and that collar and those puff sleeves!! What an adorable baby too :)
7/14/14 0:19 AM
KamiSue2 said...
So cute!!! That's adorable. Great job!
7/14/14 0:12 AM
KamiSue2 said...
So cute!!! That's adorable. Great job!
7/14/14 0:12 AM
KamiSue2 said...
So cute!!! That's adorable. Great job!
7/14/14 0:12 AM
Joan Morley said...
Oh I'm a sucker for a Peter Pan collar! What a sweet outfit---to say nothing of the model!!!!
7/13/14 10:35 PM
Pj3g said...
Such a cute photo of your little one! Dress is so sweet!
7/13/14 9:37 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Precious as can be! This certainly looks like heirloom sewing to me. I love your use of the border print and the dotted piping.
7/13/14 7:17 PM
NitaAmy said...
adorable dress and little girl too. Love the color and trim.
7/13/14 5:25 PM
judypin said...
OH, that is so sweet! Very pretty!
7/13/14 5:00 PM
 
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