Added Feb 14, 2011
I made a playsuit as a joke. But now, I kind of like it – not for it’s looks (I have a serious aversion to jumpsuits – maybe I wore too many as a child!) but for it’s comfort. It’s only for indoor wear, of course ;)
I used McCall’s Carefree 6597, a seventies pattern I picked up at a charity store as a joke between friends. I used red jersey and sewed it up using a narrow zigzag stitch and my overlocker. There’s just one pattern piece, which is cut twice, and pre-made bias binding is used for the elastic casings. I also knotted some wooden beads at the ends of the straps. Easy! It took me 90 minutes to complete, just as the pattern promised!
This is getting donated to a friend who will actually wear it outside (apparently it’ll be perfect to wear over togs!) Still it was a fun experiment in sewing with knits, which is something I’m need more practice at!
You can read the unabridged version on my blog: The Forty Acre Wood
Red jersey, wooden beads, thread, bias binding