Anyways, back in November, McCall's came out with some new patterns, and I almost freaked when I saw this one! Finally, a onesie for grown ups!
These are my alterations:
Took in side seams by 1" on each pattern piece = 4" total
Lengthened sleeves by 1" and legs by 1 1/2"
For a first try, it's pretty good! The crotch is a little long, and the hips are too snug to move around comfortably. Otherwise, everything is great!
Next time I will:
Cut the Medium, altering for 4" ease at chest and 6" ease at hips
Shorten torso by 2"
Alter the length of sleeves and pantlegs
I was inspired by Sue Sylvester from Glee and her Adidas track suit. It has a ribbed neckline that tapers to nothing at the zipper, which I thought would be perfect for this. I cut some ribbing 2/3 smaller than my neckline, and just winged it. It worked! I topstitched my seams down so it would stay nice and flat. The only thing I would do differently next time is take only a 1/4" seam allowance at the neck. The neckline is huge! The ribbing helps to fill it in a little.
The ribbing for the sleeves is a smidge smaller than what they called for, because I was using scraps and needed to be stingy. I like them like this. I think I would do the ankle ribbing almost as tight, because it's kinda baggy and doesn't really do anything.
I wanted to make sure my zipper didn't go all wonky on me, so I was careful not to let anything stretch out. I basted the seam together, pressed it without pulling, and immediately slid one of my big rulers underneath it and pinned my zipper in place so it wouldn't stretch out when I sewed it. Turned out perfect!
And, of course, I had to put in my funky label.
This onesie only took me 4 hours to make. So much fun!
I'm making a batman one for a customer tomorrow, so I'll be sure to share pictures when I'm done! I can't wait to make more! I have 2 sewing friends who are going to make some, and I hope I've inspired some of you seamstresses to make some too! Wouldn't a red one with a back flap be so cute?