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Monday, January 31, 2011

McCalls 6152

Since I can't find the buttons to finish up my plaid vest, I had the perfect opportunity for diversion on Friday. I cut out and sewed this little outfit for a neighbor's first birthday. I realized that sewing little girl clothes, while lots of fun, isn't terribly fast. I cut and sewed this all on Friday afternoon/evening (except buttons and buttonholes which were finished an hour before the party) but spent a bit more time on it than I expected.

The pattern is McCalls 6152. It's very cute, but I'm anxious to hear how everything fits. I cut a size large top, pants, and panty/shorts things, which should fit about 25 pounds, but the top looks small to my eyes, and the pants and shorts look enormous. I guess they'll cover a full diaper, no problem. There is one cute review on PR that says the sizing is accurate on this, so I guess I shouldn't worry too much.

I used steam a seam to put her initial on the top with satin ribbon. I didn't want to sew on top of the pretty ribbon, so I ran it through the washing machine to make sure it'd stay put. It did.

Despite carefully measuring my buttonholes, they still look unevenly spaced. Typical. The pattern calls for buttons, but I'd have used snaps if I'd thought to pic some up at JoAnn's. I didn't.

The fabric is cotton knit I won on a Facebook giveaway from Chez Ami (Thanks!). They have really great quality, beefy knits for kids (and some adult-appropriate solids and stripes). Love them! Along the neckline, I used a cute little pompom embellishment I found at JoAnn's.

That's about it. I think this will be my little girl go-to gift pattern. It turned out really cute. I am interested in hearing back about the fit, though.

My Pattern Review is here.


Libby said...

Totally adorable!! LOVE IT. I'm sure the recepitent will get lots of wear out of it!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a lovely little outfit, it will look so cute on the little girl.