This is a Sarah Doyle Plus Size Children Pattern. I discovered her site a few years back by following a link on PR but it is no longer here.
This is a basic pattern for knits - perfect for beginners. It includes three neckline options: V-neck, regular T-shirt neck and a U shaped neck. It is sleeveless. I also ordered pattern #6101 and they are EXACTLY the same except for the neckline U shape offered in #6102. If you want a sleeve option and are comfortable altering a neckline from a V to a U, than save your money and only order #6101.
It comes in Boys Plus size 4-16 and I am still using size 8-10-12.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Exactly- I have made all 3 necklines over the years.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much so. The writing is clear with good diagrams for both sewing and serving. There is a sizing table, yardage table and helpful information about sewing knits and finishing edges.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
This is an easy to follow pattern as the lines are clear, its not busy at all for the multi sizes. It offers a good fit and can be used for play tops or pjs. I like that the size has corresponded to the age of my grandson over the years which makes sewing at a distance very easy.
I have used it for good fitting PJ tops and T shirts. He his favorite sleeping shirt is the sleeveless U shape top. This has been a GO TO pattern for years.
He has sensitive skin and eczema. I could not find Cotton- Knit in the drop down menu which is what I used. I made his first set out of organic 100% cotton knits when RTW was not big enough. He was age 5 and trying on RTW size 8-10 and the pants were way to long and not big enough in the seat. So now I can make matched PJ sets. I have not tried any poly knit fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
He is now 11 yrs and the size 10's I made last year still fits him. I cut the pattern half way between a 10 & 12 this year so he has something for another year. When he visited this summer I made matching pjs for him and the young boy next door- they are best summer friends. In fact both boys helped to serge and sew their PJs and follow the directions! Jacob is standing in the red PJ bottoms in one of the photos as he is sewing his pillowcase.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Most definitely! I will be purchasing the size 14-16 just to have on hand!
I have accumulated nearly all of Sarah Doyles Plus Sized Children's Patterns- I have not gotten her jacket pattern yet as he can still find coats that fit. Sarah's plus size patterns have made sewing for my grandson quite a bit of fun by avoiding fit issues. They are very basic and easy to embellish with details like pockets, applique or embroidery, etc.