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|New Look: 6170 (Toddlers Pajamas and Robe with belt) - Type:Baby clothes |
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|Posted on:||11/25/12 8:26 AM |
|Last Updated:||11/25/12 8:33 AM|
New Look Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Easy & Great for Beginners |
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|Available for sale on PR: $4.49 (See envelope) |
|Tip: zipper foot - when sewing bias tape|
|Fabric:||Flannel [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
Toddler's and child's pajamas have top with front and back yoke, mock wrap neck and long sleeves and pull on pants with elastic waist. Robe has shawl collar, patch pockets and tie belt.
I made the PJ pattern with view A for the front and view B for the back (more on why later!)
I chose this pattern as I am making PJ's for myself and wanted to use up the remainder of the fabric (it wasn't cheap). These PJ's are for a very good friend of mine as she has a 7 month old baby daughter.
I have previously made her a baby quilt so hopefully this will get as much use as that has already had.
From 6 months to 8 years (excellent value!). I started off with the 6 month size but then later made some changes.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, but mine has more bells and whistles.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Good instructions (apart from how to insert the sleeves, very minimal!). I must say its lovely not having to worry about any darts or adjustments which I normally always have to figure out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Very simple to cut out, minute yardage compared to my normal requirements (for me). I like the fact you can embellish it without too much effort. It is a lovely style and with some thought can be adapted to a growing child.
Cotton flannel (cute snowman alert). Bought at the sewing and knitting fair in London. Bias tape and cord for the piping, ribbon finish for the neckline.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Added piping. First time I have done this, note to self - dont get thin bias tape again it is very fussy to use. Because of this, and also a brief chat with friend (who has no idea this is coming so I was subtle!) I decided to add in growth space. The baby is now 7 months old, so I carefully studied the difference for the next size up.
Where I added piping the seam allowance dropped to 1cm instead of 1.5, adding extra length to the bodice. I added cuffs to the arms and trouser legs, which can be turned back (for now), turned down for when she grows, and let out for when she grows again. I intend to ensure these can be used for some time!
Added ribbon as a neck finish. The little girl suffers from severe eczema and I didnt want bias binding to rub. After carefully snipping triangles on the inside side of the ribbon and grading the neck this worked perfectly. No bulging and a flat finish.
I used my zipper foot as per usual and it did its usual lovely finish. I made an oopsie when cutting out the pattern and used the b pattern piece for the back by accident. I'm calling it a design feature, and that's that!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Well, after the money spent on the pattern (friend willing) I would like to make them again when the baby is a bit older. The dressing gown looks very cute so that would be a fun project. I didnt think one would be of much use at this stage, but when she's a bit older that may come in handy.
This was really fun, and the making of my own PJ's have been sadly neglected as they don't have the same "cute" factor in comparison. I found it hilarious looking at the size difference between my long big trousers and her teeny tiny ones. The only thing left to do now is give it another rinse in extra gentle washing soap to make sure it doesnt irritate her skin (it's already been pre shrunk in a normal wash)
I've also made a stocking for the baby out of the same fabric, which you can see here:
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