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Monday, October 5, 2009

The Envelope Neck

I'm planning on making this little bodysuit for a baby gift, but wanted to try out the pattern first.
So Molly got a new top out of the deal. There's a little growing room there, but that's good, because growing is what she's been doing a lot of lately.

The pattern is from Ottobre 5-2006-1. I used my coverstitch for the binding, which turned out beautifully (yeah, it takes practice, but once you get the hang of it, there's no going back...). I first used size 14 snaps (those things are tiny!) but they just could not fit through all those layers of fabric. They pulled out on the first try (grrrr....). I managed to dig them out and replace them with size 16. I also put a bit of twill tape in between the layers to interface each side of the crotch - this of course made it thicker. The snaps eventually pulled through the fabric on my first knit romper.

On my next go-around I'll try to get the sides (flaps?) of the back neckline to come down further in front so the neckline is less floppy.


2 comments:

  1. What size snaps are you supposed to use? 20's? I have a snap press and size 20's. Just ordered the 16 and "star" dies. I have the "New Conceptions" patterns. One is a body suit that I want to make for my, soon to be, grandson. I found some t-shirt knit sheets ($6 for a x-long twin set @ WM)I am going to make practice pieces with. I want to make body suits - but I'm very concerned about the snaps in the crotch .....Are metal snaps any better?

    By the way: Beautiful Baby.

    Sam in Middle TN

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  2. Nice deal on the knit sheets - good for practicing!

    I used size 16 long-prong metal snaps and they worked well. Size 20 metal snaps would look huge and wouldn't fit on the binding. However, I've never sewn with polyresin snaps...

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