I started out making the leggings. I could hardly stand how cute those little animal print leggings were - and how tiny. I sewed a size 1/2. A Size 1/2! It's like sewing doll clothes only for an itty-bitty person!
The tunic neckline is finished with foldover elastic. I had picked up a few packages of various colors and prints at my local Tuesday Morning store. I had no use for it at the time, but bought it anyway. Because you never know when you might need some, right?
I used the purple with the pink hearts, placing the pink hearts on the inside of the top. After I finished the front neckline with the foldover elastic I didn't like the way it looked. The elastic seemed too heavy for the knit and the neckline.
There was no way I was going to gift this tunic with that neckline! I didn't have enough fabric to redo the entire tunic. I also didn't want to risk the foldover elastic not working again.
I did have a little bit of fabric left. So I removed the sleeves, removed the foldover elastic (you never know, I may need it for another project!) and cut off the top portion of the tunic.
Kwik Sew's Sewing for Baby book. I added interfacing to the shoulder seams as I would now need to add snaps to the neck area so this would easily fit over the baby's head. I then stitched the upper bodice pieces to the lower portion of the tunic and finished the tunic.
And how crazy is this? I pulled out my storage box where I store my snaps, and found these old snaps! They are from way back when I was sewing for my own little ones! I ended up using the regular snaps with a decorative pink button on the right side of neck band.
That pocket I mentioned earlier? When I bought the pattern, I thought that ruffled semi-circle was just a decorative accent on the tunic. Which it is - but the tunic also has a pocket sewn into the side seam! Completely unneeded for a four-month-old, but I added it anyway. Because I could. And it's an itty-bitty pocket. (ha!)
I hemmed the leggings and the tunic with a narrow hem on my serger stretching it slighting to give it a very small lettuce edge finish.
This was a really fun outfit to sew. And I couldn't have asked for a better model!