Despite being cranky and requiring a morning nap (don't we all sometimes?) Molly obliged me and stood at the wall to model her new suit. She's seen her siblings do it many times. This is where having older children really comes in handy - the little ones do whatever the big ones do.
I made this a little big, so it'll be good for spring and summer too. The fabric is an old quilting cotton I must have purchased for no other reason than that it was cute. I wonder what I thought I'd make with it.
Here she is with her ever-present pillow. She couldn't choose a small blanket or stuffed dog to love. No, she must lug the giant pillow around with her.
The romper pattern is from the Japanese pattern magazine Pochee (I think it's pronounced Po-shay). There are 45 full-scale clothing patterns to trace as well as instructions for making some bags, a scarf, and a poncho.
Most of the patterns are women's patterns in standardized Japanese sizes M and L:
M: Height 160 cm; Bust 83 cm; Waist 64 cm; Hip 90 cm
L: Height 160 cm; Bust 88 cm; Waist 70 cm; Hip 96 cm
There are also two collections of children's clothes, one for sizes (in cm tall) 80-90-100; and one for sizes 110-120-130. I couldn't find any other measurements for the kids' patterns other than height.
The magazine is written in Japanese, obviously. But the instructions are illustrated with such intricately detailed drawings which are numbered step-by-step that (assuming basic sewing skills) they beat any other pattern instructions I've seen.