Friends of ours welcomed a new addition to their family a couple of weeks ago. There is nothing more satisfying then sewing for a newborn.
Pattern Description -
Babies Romper, Dress, Top, Panties and Hats
Pattern Sizing - XXS - L. I cut the XS.
it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern
envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I recommend changing the construction order (more below).
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Like the pleating and pocket details.
Fabric Used: Cotton, purchased from Joann's.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:Since the armholes are so small, I recommend finishing these edges prior to sewing up the side seams. I also omitted the snap tape at the inseam. The XS is pretty tiny, I think maybe it would have used 4 snaps total. There is a back zipper, so getting baby in it will not be a problem. And, when my son was this small, whenever there was a diaper change it normally meant a clothing change as well, so easy of diaper access for this size probably isn't a necessity.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
More than likely I will sew it again - it's the perfect baby gift.
A simple and straightforward pattern, yet with the pleating detail it's just a little different from the norm.