Pattern Description: A unisex all-in-one sleep garment with raglan sleeves, front zip, self neckband, sleeves and pant legs gathered into ribbing cuffs.
Pattern Sizing: X Small to X Large. I was at a Spotlight sale and all that was left was the Large/Extra Large. I went by my daughter's bust measurement and bought to downgrade to a medium. I left it long in the arms, legs and body. I did take out 2 cm in depth midway down all the raglan seams because it was very deep.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? In general, yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? They are good. I figured out how to do my modifications as I went along.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? My daughter had asked for a "Onesie" and this pattern had most of the elements she was looking for.
Fabric Used: Velour with a one way stretch across the grain. I could not find ribbing in a matching color so I bought pre-made ribbed collars designed for sports shirts and used one for the collar and another one cut in half for the cuffs. Snaps instead of a zip, polar fleece for the lining of the boots and denim for the soles. What boots? Keep reading.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Several. Here are the changes.
1. Snaps instead of a zip. This involved extending the CF seam out far enough to make plackets. My tip for doing snaps is make sure you have a few extra in case you damage one with all that hammering. Follow the instructions carefully and make sure your components will be the correct sides up when they are complete and most importantly to give the velour a little trim with small scissors on both sides where the snaps are going to go to make it easier to get those little prongs through to grip the other disc. Protect the underneath by placing the garment on a magazine. I find the floor easier than worrying about damaging furniture! Front
2. Ribbing for the neck and sleeves. I narrowed the sleeves considerably because I was doing the same to the legs - 4 cm off each side of the arms tapering to nothing at armpit level (there is a shoulder seam down the sleeves) and 4 cm off each leg tapering to nothing at mid thigh.
I gathered the sleeves before serging them on.
I did the same at the neck but included a leftover strip of lingerie material to hide the seam and for comfort. Neck
3. The most complex modification was to add booties made from Kwik Sew 3926, reviewed here to the pant legs. To do this I made sure the circumference at the bottom of the pant legs matched that of the boot. I modified the boots by only using the bottom 7 cm of back back boot piece in order to make mini boots, fleece mini boot linings and denim soles. booties and lining
The booties were assembled with a narrow zig zag stitch then attached to the legs. The linings were inverted then zig zagged on to hide all the interior seams. My machine did not like that but I managed it. Attached Booties
4. The back opening. Another 'little' modification. DD wanted the top half to tuck into the bottom half like a shirt and for the pants back to be elasticized. So I did. Back
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Again? Your'e kidding right? Ok maybe later. There has been a request for one in leopard print ...
Conclusion: A good basic pattern. We had fun with it. There's more about it on my blog.
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