Envelope tee shirt testers - 48cm-92cm tall wanted.

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Re: Envelope tee shirt testers - 48cm-92cm tall wanted.

Post by onabear » Tue May 17, 2011 4:28 pm

I was zombie mode last week so I hear you!
Yeah I did hem first and then it didn't work so I undid it and it worked. Should one side be longer than the other when it is hemmed any way? If I fold my paper pattern at the hem on both sides I still have the same problem the mitten fits nicely into the inner slot on the flat pattern The only way I could see it working as you describe would be to add another 2.5 cm, sorry not trying to be difficult I have not sewn mittens onto a top before I may be doing something wrong. I will try my way on the smaller size and see. I ddin't have any other problems how about others? BTW I love how deep the mittens are one of the suits I got z has pathetic mittens that don't really work.
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Post by Darny » Tue May 17, 2011 5:00 pm

I think I understand, will take a look at the pattern later - seriously can't concentrate right now, but basically the mitten should overlap when folded over the hand with enough overlap to stop gaps when wee hands wriggle - I take it it's not going to work like that as is? (I have a horrible feeling that as I was interrupted so many times while adding the seam allowances I may have missed adding it to the shorter sleeve - even though it has the turn up.)
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Post by Darny » Tue May 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Kaz wrote:For the smaller sizes of dress, I would be tempted to make it a little more flared and use a stretch rolled hem to make it look ruffled. Probably only slightly longer than below the bum or tunic length :lol: You could also put a couple of applique templates on the spare paper for the dress as well :wink:

I would also consider putting pockets on the hoodie too. Especially for the boys since they like to put things in pockets.
Maybe I should make a separate pockets and appliqués pattern which people can mix and match with, will have to ponder as I really just want this top pattern done with, I'm a bit sick of the sight of it now 8-[ had a day off today and now feel horribly lazy, but soo tired I'd probably spend more time fixing mistakes anyway.
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Re: Envelope tee shirt testers - 48cm-92cm tall wanted.

Post by Kaz » Tue May 17, 2011 5:11 pm

I'm keen to give the gown a go if you like :D
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Post by Darny » Tue May 17, 2011 5:15 pm

only goes up to 72cm- still keen?
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Post by onabear » Tue May 17, 2011 5:48 pm

You probably do need a break from it!

As suspected it is way to big on this little miss she has a 41 cm chest measurement and is at push 60cm long and about 6kg so I will try the smaller one and pass this one onto my friend with the bigger but younger baby and see how it goes.

As for the mittens they work great the unmitten side just needs 2.5cm added.
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Post by Darny » Tue May 17, 2011 5:59 pm

It ain't 'babywear' unless it's been puked on ;)

Another cute model :mrgreen: Honestly, I think TNN'ers have the cutest kids, must be all that cloth nappy power :wink:
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Post by onabear » Wed May 18, 2011 3:18 pm

Thanks I think she is cute too.

I've been thinking and since I haven't made the v-cross as a top I don't know but is that intended to be a sweater/jersey top or is it just the hoodie - but then if these are the same sizes are they designed to have layers underneath? And if so wouldn't this make the gowns a size larger than intended i.e. v cross Tee in size 64cm would be more of a size 72cm widthwise as a gown since you don't tend to have so many layers underneath?
I have not done the 56cm yet but it has been on my mind today as I was escaping the monotony of going to the gym. Sorry not trying to be difficult I really do love this and it is totally what I have been after to make some bigger gowns for Z as they only really seem to make them in newborn sizes.

Just wondering and hoping that I am being helpful.
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Post by Darny » Wed May 18, 2011 3:41 pm

The basic size is supposed to be an easy fit tee shirt size - basically because all babies are different, and the size the pattern is now would have fitted A really well as a close fitting tee when he was a baby (he was on the 75% plunket charts) whereas some of my other kids it would have been more a sweatshirt...
Yes the gown is probably a loose fit on most babies, BUT I'm going to do a slim fit envelope style later on, and can do the cross front in slim fit too (have to draft up the slim fit block first which takes time) so while this pattern is quite loose, it's probably good for winter with wool layers underneath (I always had two singlets on my babies in winter- one wool one cotton) so I'll just include note in the instructions and give finished chest sizes etc so people can choose.
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Post by onabear » Wed May 18, 2011 3:43 pm

Cool thought so, l do love your pattern and think you are very clever I just need my baby to grow some more LOL will eagerly await you other patterns
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Post by Darny » Wed May 18, 2011 3:44 pm

And yep, being helpful :D
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Re: Envelope tee shirt testers - 48cm-92cm tall wanted.

Post by Kaz » Mon May 23, 2011 3:42 pm

Finished the gown :D I think the pattern will need a few pictures to explain the envelope sleeve, I got a bit muddled and have manage to put the sleeves on backwards :smt005

It is a nice fit the 72cm, a little bit more snug than the 80cm top. But I prefer it like that for sleepwear. The sleeves seem quite long, they go over her hands even without the envelope flap. The length is fine if you are going to put a drawstring or elastic around the bottom, for a nightie it would need to be a bit shorter.

Will get a photo up when the planets align and the camera decides to play ball :rant: starting to wonder if it's a bit broken 8-[
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Post by onabear » Thu May 26, 2011 8:14 pm

Here is a completed 56cm gown finally still a little big on my dot but a few months we will be fine :D - I do love this pattern Darny Thanks for letting me test keen for whatever you have planned next too. BTW lengthen the unmittened sleeve 2.5cm and it worked spot on.
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Re: Envelope tee shirt testers - 48cm-92cm tall wanted.

Post by Zoes Mum » Sat May 28, 2011 11:06 am

Darny wrote:Yeah, A and L never really fitted any of the NB clothing either

Miss Shelly, I'm working on the larger sizes, it's just taking a while, got insomniac kids who grump all day and won't sleep all night at the moment, must be the weather.... :smt005 :twitch: :morningcoffee: :gaah:
These are great tees! If you go as high as a size 6 or even I'd be SO keen to test. DD is currently going through a phase of refusing to wear certain "scratchy" tees even with the tags cut off and all remaining threads carefully extracted - we're currently running low on tees and I can think of so many ways to use your pattern!
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Post by Darny » Sat May 28, 2011 11:10 am

I'm working on the larger sizes, currently at a stand still with sick kids (and feeling blerk myself, thanks for sharing kids!) but will hopefully have both boys pants and the larger tops available for testing before the end of June....
Should also have some skinny tees ready for testing soon - won't be going down to tiny sizes straight away with them, will be bigger kids first.
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