Friday, 17 June 2016

Dandy Dylan's Playsuit (or dress in this case!) - Pattern by Grammies Dolls

 
Introducing the classically cute Dandy Dylan's Playsuit PDF pattern by Grammies Dolls.
For sizes Newborn to 6 years, in boys and girls options.

 
This pattern includes dungaree style pants or shorts or skirt for your little Miss. I have made the skirt option in pinwale corduroy for my tester and is perfect for our cooling weather in Australia.

 
The front bib panel is the perfect place to add some embellishment, that beautiful feature fabric, embroidery, smocking (directions given in the pattern!) Or even some FMA - free motion applique as I've done here!

 
The straps are buttoned internally, however it is a simple task to add snaps in place of buttons if desired. (Also suitable for those who don't wish to tackle buttonholes!) The straps provide enough room to add some adjustment, so there's plenty of room for fast growing bodies!

 
This pattern also includes the shirt or blouse pattern, which is a fabulous bonus really! I've already made more blouses from this pattern! I even added piping to the collar, because, well, I really couldn't help myself!

 
The straps are put together in a rather clever way, so make sure you follow the directions carefully (which are well written and illustrated.) The construction is done in such a way that means the garment is beautiful inside and out.

 
With all the construction involved in the outfit, blouse and dungarees/dress I would recommend this pattern be attempted by intermediate sewers or at the very least an advanced beginner keen to stretch themselves. It is certainly worth the effort as you'll be rewarded with a complete outfit, ready for play or even for that special outing!

"Watch out!! Gumnuts falling!!"
 
To find out more or purchase the pattern, please visit Grammies Dolls HERE