InstructionsI altered this pattern to be only front, back and strap pieces, to make an intermediate pattern that I then altered to make a pair of counterchange smocked overalls. (This involved cutting and spreading the front pattern pieces so the ankle width remained the same, but the top was twice as wide to accommodate the smocking. This made it pretty hard to match up the stripes neatly, and I wouldn't ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Outdoorsy, Cute
Midweight hemp fabric, elastic, press-studs, buttons
What was your inspiration?
I didn't find out I was having a girl until she was born, so all the things I made beforehand were unisex. The farm pictures I drew on with fabric crayons as a quick and easy embellishment - I'm not a great artist, but I think these work well for kids' clothes.
What are you most proud of?
The pattern for the smocked version worked exactly as I had hoped, and the counterchange elephant turned out really well.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If I make these again, I'll alter them to have snaps through the inner leg and crotch - taking off the whole outfit for every nappy change is a bit of a pain.