|Pattern Description: |
Various infant playwear. I chose the overalls
Multi-sized, preemie, 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. I made the 12 months
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
More or less. I made a few changes, but basically, it looks like the envelope
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Not particularly. There was a part that shows elastic at the waist in the back. The instructions refer you to an elastic guide which I never found. The instructions for inserting the zipper were not very clear. I have inserted hundreds of zippers, so I just used picture as guide for end result.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I just wanted to use one of my old baby patterns for my newest grandson. This pattern is apparently from 1986. Sometimes, older patterns are fun. I liked the little different shaping of bib for overalls and the snap inside legs.
I found the instructions cumbersome. There was a Skill Builder Glossary that they referred back to. All the instructions are on one sheet, but it is a large sheet, and I had to constantly flip back and forth.
I had made some cute jeans for my two other grandsons (I will review those later) out of this linen, so I kept the trend going. I found a bandana print for contrast at Walmart.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I didn't use piping as instructed but made double-fold bias tape out of bandana fabric. I basted the seam edge, then trimmed 5/8" seam and bound edge with bias.
The straps were supposed to attach at front and button on back. I switched that. I actually used two buttons together for the front buttons.
I added back pockets. Not functional for a baby, but cute
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Maybe. I have them and they're different than today's patterns.
These were definitely a labor of love, but I like the end result. I hope my daughter will. She is 500 miles away