I spent this past weekend working on my sons’ Easter outfits. My oldest got to pick out the fabric last weekend and I finally got to break out my Fishsticks Designs overalls pattern. I love overalls on my boys, but I don’t like the price tag normally associated with them. So, what do you do when you want something you can’t afford? You learn to do it yourself of course!
I rarely pay for a pattern so when I do, it’s because I REALLY want something. And this pattern is worth the money. It comes with sizes NB-4T,but there is no 9-12 month pattern. I’ve noticed that this a size commonly not found even in retail stores. My youngest just happens to be this size, but the 12 month pattern fit him fine. It is a bit long, but I left it that way because he may hit a growth spurt before Easter. If they’re still too long come March I can always hem them or just fold up the bottom so he can get more wear out of them.
I’ve never made overalls or shortalls so I was a little intimidated at first, but the instructions are very well written and easy to follow. I’m not going to lie and say I finished two pairs of overalls in a day because I didn’t. I spent an afternoon cutting out two pair and a shorter afternoon sewing one pair. I still have one pair to finish. I’m sure I’ll be quicker once I’ve done it a few times. I love that I can make them out of ‘play’ prints or more dressy prints. I’m going to have a lot of fun with these :)