Infant Chemise Pattern (1850-59)

Hi all!

Thanks for the encouragement in my last post. I'm going to go ahead and make that chemise up and see how it turns out. I love the simplicity of it.

While I was at it, I went ahead and sized up the pattern for Victoria, and then decided to size it up for the other infant/toddler sizes and pass it along to you. I really don't know how it'll work for kids of various ages, but if you'd like to try it for your kiddo and let me know how it works and what changes might need to be made, I'd appreciate it. I've never really sized up for the different ages, so I went by a "standard body measurement" chart for infants, added some wiggle room, and then sized up the pattern from there.

There are five sizes: 3mo, 6 mo, 12 mo, 18mo, and 24mo. Based on what I've read, babies grow really fast the first 6 months, but then slow down...hence the lack of a 9mo size. The other thing I thought about is perhaps the chemise should be longer for the older ages -- not sure. I know kids tend to get longer before they get wider. But then, lengthening and shortening should be an easy fix for the home-sewer.

I've put directions right on the pattern. Please pass along your thoughts/suggestions if you care to.

Here are the images:


Lauren said...

I'm excited to see it completed. I'm sure it will be adoreable :-)

Mrs. G said...

Amy, what a nice idea to size up the pattern and offer if to people! I think it would be great if there was one spot for all of these freebies. I say bravo (brava actually) to all the gals who do the legwork and then freely give it away!


Deanna said...

Dear Amy, You are an inspiration!
The beautiful articles you make are so very nice.
The pictures of your little girl are precious! She is really a cutie!!! You are one blessed momma.

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. Appreciate this.

Take care. I look forward to hearing from you and visiting,
d from homehaven

Sarah said...

Oh Amy, how generous of you! I'll have to try out your pattern for Malachi over the winter since already he is outgrowing his shirts I made him. :(