|Pattern Description: Designed for interlock knit and ribbing. The left shoulder of the T-shirt is dropped to the front and there is a placket for easy dressing and undressing. (Uses 2 snaps)|
Pattern Sizing: 62-92 cm or 24 3/8" - 36 1/4" height. I made the smallest size.
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?Ottobre instructions assume you have some knowledge, I think, but as long as you follow and do things in the right order, you'll be ok.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I really like how quickly the garments go together. It takes a bit of time to trace the pattern pieces, and you have to pay attention to which edges need a seam allowance added and which ones don't, but again, as long as you're patient and follow the instructions, you'll have a pattern you can use multiple times. I trace mine onto wax paper.
Fabric Used:A cute cotton knit from JoAnn's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:None. Since this was a gift for a nweborn baby I'd never seen, I just made the smallest size available, which looks to be about 3 mos.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I hope to sew it again, for my new granddaughter! The T-shirt is certainly unisex, and the dropped shoulder helps with dressing the smaller infants. It's a quick-sew that makes a nice gift.
Conclusion: Ottobre patterns are different, and kind of pricey, but if you use them you'll get your money's worth. I've made several now and I love the way they turn out, and while copying the patterns can be tedious, it also makes it easy to alter when you need to.