Here is the description from the back of the envelope: Loose-fitting shirts, A, B have collar, dropped shoulders, stitched hems and above elbow sleeves. Loose-fitting T-shirt has neck band and short sleeves. Pants C have stitched detail, front waistband, carriers, back hems and snap inner leg. Pants D have no ides seams, elastic waist and ankles. Purchased trim. Hat has crown and brim.
Size combinations are NB to M or L to XL. I made a medium or about a six month old size (at least I think that's the size.)
<b>Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?</b>
Yes, I think mine looks quite a bit like the photo of the very cute little guy on the envelope.
<b>Were the instructions easy to follow?</b>
Instructions were great. The written and visuals made perfect sense.
<b>What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?</b>
This pattern is super easy and stylish. The pants turned out to look like little jeans and that was the look I was going for. One thing I didn't like was how the neckline was finished. I did my own thing and serged the edge rather than turning under and slip stitched. It just seemed like the collar wouldn't lay very well and also, I was feeling a tad bit lazy. I am not sure if it was due to a pattern drafting error or an error on my part, but I had to make tiny tucks on the front pant leg so the waistband would fit. I need to sew this again and not watch Grey's Anatomy so I can determine whether it is operator error or not.
100% cotton for both the shirt and jeans. The denim was a remnant from a previous project and the Star Wars fabric I purchased because my son-in-law and daddy-to-be is a huge Star Wars fan.
<b>Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:</b>
Other than the neckline finish I added some embroidery to the back pocket. I couldn't resist putting 'Jedi in training'. It's cute, at least I think! I also didn't want to add the snap tape to the legs as I haven't found one that feels like it will hold up to multiple washings. If anyone has some ideas on sources, please let me know as I see a lot of baby garments in my future.
<b>Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?</b>
Yes, I will be sewing this cute little pattern many times and I highly recommend it to others. It's cute, easy, and I just giggled the entire time I was making it. What fun!
I decided to submit this into the natural fibers contest. Enjoy making this pattern for the little man in your life.
Thanks for reading!
Can't wait until I have a live model to wear the creations I make for him!