Rompers Jinbei (one of Japanese casual Kimono) for active wear and sleep wear. This is one of the outfits I made for our summer trip to Japan. Japan's summer is known for high humidity. I wanted to prepare nice cotton garment.
Choose from Weight (8kg to 13 kg=17.6 lbs to 27.6 lbs) /Chest/Height/Shoulder to bottom hem. You can choose pattern cutting line with the combinations of above measurement.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but This is a Japanse-writen pattern. Japanese pattern normally do not include seam allowance in the pattern. You need to write it on fabric plus their seam allowance is not all the same width. This may make you feel tedious, but actually you may find it is easy to sew in that way.
I bought a pattern and fabric from the online store. They located in Japan, but they handle international shipping and have English version of website. http://www.fabrictales.com/. I used them several times. They are reliable. Fabric is Seersucker (Ripple).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes. Maybe using untraditional fabric for Jinbei. (non-seersucker) There are ample illustrations so you may be able to figure it out !
One of "Nice to have a tool" for baby/children garment-making is a snap setter (an oval shape tool available online such as Joanne or SawBaby). I strongly recommend getting this type. Much easier and set the snaps more accurately than "Punch" type sold at the notion section in the big craft/sewing store.