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Pattern Reviews> Simplicity> 2629 (Babies Layette: Retro / Vintage Collection)

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Reviewed by:Lori9999

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Posted on:3/9/14 4:32 PM
Project Photo:Simplicity: 2629 by Lori9999

Pattern Photo:Simplicity 2629
Simplicity Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Pattern OK, but did NOT work for Me
Review Rating: Helpful by 1 people    Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Cotton Broadcloth  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Vintage 1948 rerelease of baby layette pattern. Includes jackets, slips, booties, bonnets, and a-line day gowns with knife pleating at the shoulders

Pattern Sizing: XXS-L (preemie to 18 months) I made 0-3 (XS)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes (View B) except I did not add the lace trim to the neck and sleeves, as I could not find any that I felt was soft enough for a newborn. I also did machine embroidery for the bodice and hemline instead of hand embroidery.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, quite easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There were a couple things that didn't work for me about the pattern; 1) the neckline is finished with single-fold bias tape, and I had a devil of a time getting it to curve and lay flat on such a tight curve as is required on such a small neck opening. 2) There is a pleat in the back which makes the button placket, that is cut and unfinished, which is just a personal issue (possible fraying problems after laundering a few times?). 3) I had a hard time with the buttonholes as the placket was not interfaced and my machine just couldn't seem to sew them in straight due to the small size and the width of the buttonhole foot.

Fabric Used: Like the others who reviewed this pattern, I used the Symphony Broadcloth from Joann's.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? No, I would not sew it again, I think there are better patterns out there, but others seem to be pleased with the pattern.

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MartiP said...
Looks beautiful!
3/9/14 5:07 PM
USMCMom said...
Too bad Simplicity dropped the ball on those issues. You really do have to think those things out when you're sewing such a small garment. Nevertheless, you did a lovely job! So precious!
3/9/14 5:15 PM
Elona said...
I am old enough that I actually possess my OWN baby dress of this style from the early 40s. The dress and its matching slip were largely handmade and embroidered in the Philippines. If you are used to this kind of handwork, then making those gorgeous little bias-bound edges is a piece of cake.
3/9/14 10:06 PM
wildberrymom said...
3/10/14 1:24 AM
Pj3g said...
That is so precious! I love it!
3/18/14 6:19 PM
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