Romper for baby - newborn to 6-12months - Archie Playsuit Easy Sewing Pattern for Beginners - Reversible and designed to be easy to dress baby
Designed by my step-daughter Anna, when she was pregnant with her fourth child, Archie, and wanted a cool outfit for our hot Queensland summer. This playsuit opens out flat, so you can lay your baby on top and clip it on around them. So much easier than trying to push unco-operative arms and legs through holes!
The Archie Playsuit is a great sewing project for beginners and is very versatile. Sew in light quilting cottons for summer, or cosy corduroy for a cool weather jumper over a purchased tee.
- 4 sizes from Newborn to 6-12months , , *Just one pattern piece required (prints on 5 A4 sheets of paper) , , *Detailed step-by-step photo tutorial online at http//clotheslinepatterns.com/archie-playsuit , , *Learn how to add optional applique motifs , , *Video link - how to apply plastic snaps
- Reversible! Just turn it inside out for a fresh look. , , *Great for beginners and as a present for new Mums
Materials you need at home:
- 1 m (1 yd) OUTER FABRIC , *1 m (1 yd) CONTRAST INNER FABRIC , *Hammer-on snaps , *Thread , *Optional applique - scrap fabric and double sided iron-on adhesive such as Vliesofix
An older neighbour once told me about how she would shop in the morning for a pattern and fabric, sew a new dress in the afternoon and wear it out that night. I love that idea! That's the spirit of Clothesline Patterns, simple clothes-making to be sewn in a single day.
Back in 2008, when I couldn't find the simple, speedy clothing patterns I was looking for, I decided to make them myself. Private patternmaking classes led to full time study in clothing design and technology at MSIT, a technical college in Brisbane, Australia.
I've worked in a number of creative industries - visual merchandising, graphic design, event styling - but now live amongst the sugar cane fields just outside Mackay in rural Queensland, happily making things for my website www.clotheslinepatterns.com.
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Carmen Hing Fay