This is my latest baby pattern attempt, the dandelion dungarees by Poppy and Jazz which is an offshoot of Sew Over It. I thought the promotional photos were all super cute, and I love dressing Toby in dungarees so this seemed like a great pattern choice.
The pattern is reversible so you get two looks in one which is lovely. I really like cuffing the ankles so that you can see the contrast fabric from the inside.
The instructions were really clear, and I think this would be quite a good first knit sewing project because the seams don’t actually need to stretch and get sewn with an ordinary straight stitch. The only tricky part is ‘bagging out’ the legs, but the instructions do explain pretty well.
I did make things rather trickier by hacking these dungarees to have poppers between the legs. It does make it much easier to change nappies, but I can see why they didn’t include it in the instructions because it did make construction considerably more awkward. I’m really pleased with them though, and even chose a few different colours of snaps to close them with.
The straps also have two sets of snaps so that I can change the length as he grows.
I’m definitely going to have to make some more of these dungarees. I’ve been eyeing up all the cute printed jerseys in my stash and working out colour combinations. Even with all the snap setting they were a pretty quick sew. Plus, they were another of my ‘wildcard’ entry make 9 patterns so I’m really onto a win there!