|Pattern Description: zip front romper|
Pattern Sizing:62-92cm (3 months-3T) I made a 62
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. My only beef is with the pocket instructions--they would have you run a line of gathering along the curved edge press with a template, then topstitch down. It's not a bad method, but I prefer to cut a piece of sewer cloth (from Lowe's in the garden section--it's what I trace patterns onto), sew the pocket and the sewer cloth together, press and topstitch, trimming away the s.c. that's not in the seam allowance. You get a nice clean edge with no fuss (well less fuss--interlock does stretch).
fleece romper pocket
When I made the minky version, I didn't bother with this, and cut rectangles for pockets after I had cut and made up the whole romper. I'm sure my son really is concerned about that eyeballed look.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I love the front zipper. I've had a hard time with snaps pulling out in the wash on my homemade onesies, so the zipper was appealing to me.
This also requires very little fabric, so it's a great candidate for refashioning as I've done here.
Fabric Used:fleece and minky/cotton interlock from 2 blankets plus a little cotton interlock from the stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I added a snap tab at the top of the zipper on the minky version like on RTW sleepers as it makes for a cleaner look.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?with two Spring babies, I was in the need of some cozier clothes for DS#3. A couple blankets, a little time, and this pattern, and I have a happy cozy baby.
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