I turned to this pattern from the great British sewing bees "sew your own wardrobe"
I've never actually sewn anything from this book (I traced a pattern and realised I didn't have enough fabric and tried the eek the fabric and basically wasted my fabric and time)
Anyway the patterns sheets look like this
Like an acid trip from the eighties , not that I was alive in the eighties , or have ever had an acid trip come to think of it.
Anyway after a lil tiny bit of swearing I finally found all the peices and traced the little sod!
Three pieces isn't too much work!
This is the fabric I chose for the main body, I have no idea what it's called as it's from my grandmas stash, but I like it becuase it looks like bacteria. I like fun fabrics for babies! Can't stand it when lil children look like adults they should be comfy and FREE!!!!
I followed most of the instructions regarding the sewing of the seams!
I hemmed the armholes and much to my surprise found that placing the pins this was worked far better on the curves!
Then I used bias binding (which I made myself- insert smug face) for the crotch area and the legs.
Now here's my problem, I need to add buttons, but I'm stuck on which ones to use!!!!
Funky red gingham?
(Oh yeah I forgot to mention the pocket I added at the front!)
I'm totally lost!!!! I think it's a hard fabric to work with because it's so busy (to be honest there's a small part of me that thinks it might be a little bit hideous!).
Anyway what have I learnt:
•bias binding is easier than I thought
•ironing makes everything easier!
•some fabrics work better for children than adults!
•tracing pattern pieces is never as painful as I think it's going to be!
Anyway what do you think about buttons! ???