- The pattern example in my helpful pattern-drafting book allows for nappies. I also measured to allow for nappies. Could he now have room for 2x nappies?!
- The trousers will fit baby NOW! This does not guarantee a fit at the wedding in two months' time.
My ambition is to have elastic in casing around the back, but a smooth waistband at the front and an opening fly so that I can get the pesky things over the nappy. The fly is intended to close with a button at the top and potentially some concealed poppers the rest of the way down. We'll see how that goes.
I also cut out some white cotton for the long-sleeved shirt to go with the waistcoat I made. I got the cotton for £4/yard from the bank holiday market in St Ives, but in retrospect it wasn't such a great pick. I totally should have gone for the polycotton. This fabric is a little too thick, not a very fine or tight weave at all, and basically looks like a crumpled bed-sheet even after I pressed it with ooodles of steam. It didn't look so bad on the bolt, but that was before I washed the finishing out. Added to that, I got a yard cut diagonally from the bolt. Disaster! The moral is that you get what you pay for, and I should inspect the fabric quality more carefully next time. I'll report back on the quality of the gabardine and printed polycotton from the same stall when I get to them. Probably I've just been unlucky with this buy.
Before anyone seems impressed, I'm totally bottling out of cuffs on this shirt. It's for a baby! I'm just going to turn-under or use bias binding. However, I am featuring a pocket on the trousers for him to store his chewed up toast in.
The crochet stegosaurus is doing my head in.