|Pattern Description: Toddlers' sleeper has front zipper extending into one inside leg, ribbing neckband, raglan sleeves with ribbing cuffs, and tab with snap closure. View A has feet with gripper fabric. View B legs have ribbing cuffs.|
Pattern Sizing: Sizes T1-T4. I made View B in size T2 for my average-sized 19-month old daughter. The resulting pajama is large on her now, but should fit well by this autumn/winter.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Pretty much!
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that these pajamas have the same details as store-bought pajamas. They really don't look "homemade" (in the negative sense of the term).
This is my fourth time using this pattern, but my first time making View B. I think this footless version is nice for those in-between seasons, when you need something cuddly, but not too warm.
Fabric Used: Cotton sweatshirt fleece from my stash. This fabric is really soft and smooth; it's perfect for lounge wear. View B calls for a little less than one yard of fabric, but because I cut the collar and cuffs from the same fabric, I ended up using a full yard.
The pattern calls for a medium to heavy weight knit fabric. After making this pattern three times out of polar fleece, I wanted to see if it would work just as well in a less bulky fabric. It definitely does work well in sweatshirt material and I think it would also be fine in cotton jersey for warmer weather, too.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The zipper is shorter than it should be on this pajama. I realized too late that my only 22 inch zip was black, which looked horrible with this fabric. I used a 45cm (17 inch) metal zipper from my stash that matches better; it reaches about half-way down the crotch gusset, rather than all the way down the leg.
Also, as previously mentioned, I used the same fabric for the the collar and cuffs, as I didn't have any matching ribbed fabric in my stash. This worked fine for the cuffs, but I had trouble getting the collar to stretch all the way to the center front edges. I think you really do need a ribbed fabric (or a stretchier knit) to fit the collar on as indicated.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? This is the fourth pair of pajamas I've made using this pattern! I will definitely sew more in the future; I don't think I'll ever buy another pair of pajamas for my daughter. I'd highly recommend this pattern to others. Sleeper pajamas are much easier to make than you might think!
Conclusion: I LOVE this pattern! I'm looking forward to using a variety of fabrics to build my daughter's pajama wardrobe for years to come!