Since I haven't had a lot of time, I thought I'd do just a short post and review a pattern I did recently. Well, maybe not so so recently now, since the baby is already 2 months old.
When my friend told me she was having a boy, I had a pattern all ready to go, and went shopping for some boy fabric. I picked this blue jungle fabric out but had a hard time finding the right color for the pockets. I eventually settled on this green.
The pattern was McCalls M6494. As far as the pattern went, it was a fairly easy pattern overall. Though when I had the pieces cut out, I was somewhat baffled how they were going to fit together. They just didn't seem to go. But I followed the directions, and magically it turned out to be a cute little jumpsuit.
I had never used snaps before (the previous pattern I had done called for snap tape) and didn't know what would be best for a baby outfit - the kind you sew on, or the kind you hammer on. I finally settled on the kind you hammer.... anyone have any opinions on which is the safer option?
The other issue I had was sizing. The last McCalls pattern I did was extra big so instead of doing medium, I did small. Still the outfit looked like it won't fit the kid until next year, but oh well. I guess it's better too big than too small.
|McCalls Pattern M6494: from McCalls|
This pattern was not my favorite. I imagined it to be way cuter then it turned out to be. I think that might be my choice of fabric though. Had I picked stripes or plaid like the picture, I think I would have liked it better. I have discovered that for small children's outfits, large patterns just don't look right. Since the outfit is so small, when you have a large pattern it gets lost... so from now on I have to choose a smaller pattern. I still think the fabric is cute, just better for a blanket, curtains, or a crib skirt.
In the end I really liked the pockets in the green and the bibs that went with it. I still think the outfit is cute, just not what I was hoping for.
Ever have a project come out well, but different then you pictured?