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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Andrew's Starboard Suspenders

This little doll is my friend's baby Andrew. He is 6 months old and a very happy little fellow.

When an opportunity to test the Starboard Suspenders for my friend Sharon Knowles at Ellie Inspired came up, I thought of what a cute model Andrew would be!

The pattern includes a sailor collar bodysuit and suspendered shorts or skirt, in sizes NB-3. I made the 9 months size.

Here is the front of the set. I love the functional front pockets!

Here is the back of the set. I chose to do a machine embroidery on the back of the collar and trim with piping. The toile ship is from Embroidery Library.

The front waistband is straight and the back is elasticized for a good fit.

This shows how the bodysuit snaps underneath to keep things neat and tucked-in.

This little guy is always happy. We see him a few times a week and he smiles and giggles. He's the littlest "brother" in the group of friends my boys have!

The fabric I used is Khaki seersucker stripe from fabric.com. It is a cotton/poly blend for easy care. The shirt is white cotton/poly broadcloth.

The problem with this pattern is that it doesn't come big enough for MY Andy!! I hope a big kid's version will come out soon! You can get it at Ellie Inspired later this week!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a cut little guy! I love the outfit - especially the onesie-style shirt , and the embroidery completes the look.