Sunday, October 25, 2009

Monday Morning Quarterback: Baby Onesie

The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.

--Dorothy L. Sayers

I mostly worked on my Christmas weaving this weekend, but I cut out the pieces for the baby onesie and I bought the wooly nylon thread for my serger - man, that stuff is expensive! :(

So, here's the layout for the pattern:

Okay, really? Are they serious? A ONESIE for a NEWBORN requires TEN pattern pieces? Yikes!

At first I couldn't believe it, but as I looked over the pattern pieces I realized why. There are two main reasons:

1. The front of the outfit is not symmetrical, so they have separate pieces for the left front and right front (and different facings, too).

2. They don't use bias tape for the edges - they use fabric strip bindings (not cut on the bias) and attach the snap tape to those fabric bindings. That adds several more pattern pieces.

Well, that's not much progress, but hopefully I can get some work done on this during my evenings this week! I hope you had a good sewing weekend! :)


Karin van Dam said...

I bet the onesie will be very cute!

SunnyQ said...

10 pieces?! Wow! Curious that the front is asymmetric, too!