|Pattern Description: Baby's one-piece sleeper with feet. This is one of many baby patterns in the book "Sewing for Baby" by Kerstin Martensson (1990).|
Pattern Sizing: Four sizes from birth to eighteen months.
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? The step-by-step instructions are very clear and are accompanied by excellent diagrams.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? The garment I made is roomy and practical. Make sure you read the general sewing information in Section 1. You will need to trace the size you want from the master pattern supplied in the back of the book.
Fabric Used: Interlock cotton with a 25% stretch across the grain, as advised in the book. I used my ordinary sewing machine with a stretch stitch needle and sewed up the garment with a small zig-zag stitch and another special stitch my machine has for sewing this type of material. I do not have a serger.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Yes, I used large press -studs instead of snaps. The parents preferred press studs, although they took a while to sew on.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?This is the second one I've been asked to make from this book. If you like to make baby clothes this is a pretty good way to start. Make something easy first, if you haven't sewn with stretch fabric before.
Conclusion: This is a great book. It contains patterns for sheets, towels, T-shirts, jumpsuits, dresses, plus more, even bibs. As far as I know, the book is still around. Check out the cover online to get an idea of what's in the book.