This little guy has obviously gotten over his underweight issue, The little chunk! I've had so much fun making him sleepers and perfecting my technique. I experimented with different decorating ideas, drawing on the sleeper, printing a Charlie Chaplin silhouette and of course I found this gingham and squealed with joy. I love a little boy in gingham! Wanna make one for your boy or girl. continue to read!
Print the pattern here, here & here & cut your pieces, the pattern is for a 9 month size, but if you want to do a larger or smaller size you could trace a current or future size. connect by lining up the dotted lines
cut 32" of 1 1/2" or 2" of bias tape, make sure that you cut with the most stretch in the width.
cut 12" of 1" for the neck line bias tape
fold in half width wise and iron your bias tape
attach your bias tape to your sleeves & neck line by laying them right sides together, feel free to stretch the bias tape as you sew, that way it comes into a more tapered sleeve .
stitch the crotch to the back by slowly curving & stretching as you stitch
with right sides up, lay the back neckline over the front neckline, overlapping by 4"
attach sleeve at the top of the curve in the middle of where you over lapped the neckline, match up ends and make sure that you catch the shoulder of the neckline as you stitch the sleeve on. again feel free to stretch the sleeve as you go .
this is what your sleeve looks like on the inside after you attach it
and how it will lay on the outside. stitch the other sleeve the same way.
with right sides together starting at the end of the sleeve, stitch the inside of the sleeve (arm pit) and turn as you sew to stitch the side seams
now attach the bias tape to the bottom of the leg to create the cuff, again stretch as you stitch.
now its time to attach the bias tape that you'll put the snaps on. make sure you fold the ends under so you don't end up with a raw edge of the bias tape, stretch as you stitch, especially around the crotch.
now you're ready to do the snaps! Here is a great tutorial and then you're done! If you have a hard time finding some cute printed jersey, I know I did, then buy a color and draw your own design with some fabric markers.