I discovered a great pattern for making playsuits this week. The pattern I used is a Bonnie Blue Designs named Hunter and Holly. It was relatively easy to cut and construct AND I made it reversible !!! Much more bang for your buck!!
It really started because I didn't want to cut my 60" white broadcloth that I use for inserts for lining and I was out of any other width white fabric. So... I thought why not use something colorful? So I selected a coordinating fabric that actually cost less than my heirloom quality broadcloth and look how cute it turned out!
I machine appliqued two different dinosaur patterns I downloaded from Just Peachy Applique and Planet Applique.
In hindsight the only thing I'd investigate the with the next project is putting grippers on the infant sizes. Whoops! This was given as a baby and big brother gift for a friend at church. Sorry for the total undressing of the babe to change a diaper......it's been 20+ years since I had to worry about that and totally forgot! I was so involved in correctly pulling the lining through to stitch that it slipped my mind completely until I went to the ironing board to press and by that time my thought was I'm NOT ripping it all out!
I do like the way it turned out and love the way the contrasting cuff looks when you roll it up! Another plus since all babies and toddlers vary in height! This suit is a 6 month size but with the roll up cuffs can be worn for a long time.
Big Brother's playsuit in a 24 mos.is coordinating but not too "matchy-matchy" (as my daughter disdains). After all the baby will eventually wear it as well so something a little different for later wear. The patterns are generous in size.
If Mom so desires them to be "match-matchy" she can because they are reversible!
I also used several buttons at varying lengths on both sides of the straps for growth adjustment!
I'm thinking of doing a tutorial on buttonholes and button application. Would that be useful?
Let me know what you think of my "Dino" Project! I'm already sewing several more....Collegiate, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.....just can't stop thinking about all the potential projects!