There was no pattern used on this project. I just began cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing. I took my own challenge and tried something new. I've never used elasticized thread before. I went to the fabric store and stared it down. It stared right back, daring me to give it a try. I accepted and put not one, but two spools in my basket. With two at my beck and call, I had less of a fear of going forward. If it didn't work out with one, I knew there was another waiting. I didn't get to the second.
What I did: With the elasticized thread in the bobbin, I sewed the entire width of the fabric, every 3/8", about 15 rows (the length will depend on the size of the child). I finished the top by folding it under 1/4" twice. I did the same thing to the sleeves, but sewed just 4 rows on the end of each sleeve. I gathered the top of the sleeve with regular thread (as you don't want this part stretchy) and sewed a piece of the wide wale corduroy I used in my last project (I cut a strip of 5 wales, folding under the two sides) over my gathering stitches. To attach the sleeves, I just had Pearl try it on and adjusted them where I thought they looked the best.
Am I the only one having fun, or is there anyone who has accepted the challenge to sew something this month?