What you do for one.....


you have to do for another!

When young J saw his brothers onsie, he decided he really wanted one as well.  Initially I was hesitant but I actually came on board quite quickly.  When J swims, he tends to come home wrapped in a towel which isn't ideal in the middle of winter.  I have often suggested he take his dressing gown but apparently this is uncool.  A onsie is the perfect solution.  The fleece doesn't absorb water so he can simply towel off and throw the onsie on with a pair of jandals and is good to go.

Once again I used M'Calls 6251.  I used the same size as J's older brother but had to downsize the pattern quite considerably because this pattern is a youth sized pattern and not child sized.  I took a lot of length out of the body, legs and sleeves as well as running it in at the sides for this long slim child.  The pattern did not include a hood, so I drafted one of these as well.  The fabric is a lovely but very inexpensive textured polar fleece from Kutwell fabrics and the royal blue is left over from his brothers onsie.  He felt it was a little boring, so was pleased when I suggested the J applique for the front.

Now, school camp is looming later in the week.   His first ever.   One of the activities is a pyjama party complete with movie and popcorn.    I think he should be quite cosy in his new onsie.



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    1. He does doesn't he? I still don't want one!

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  2. Very nice. I have three kids that are 32, 24, and 21 and they still want me to sew the same thing for them if one of the sibs has gotten pj's. I was kind of hoping at this stage of the game that would be done and over with but...

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  3. Ah yes, I know how that works! This onesie is very cute, sorry, manly and sportsmanlike is what I really meant, and the applique does look good, great idea for a post swimming cover-up.

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    1. I can live with "cute" after all he is my baby! If the swimming coverup is a success I may have to make another. For today though, it and J are off to school camp.

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  4. What a hilarious fad. One day they'll look back and laugh....surely! I walked past Peter Alexander's the other day and the shop window was full of whimsical looking models wearing onesies also.

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    1. Oh dear it is everywhere! I actually made one for my husband to take to school camp as he is parent help. Some of the teachers and parents are dressing up in onesies for movie night as a bit of a joke to entertain the kids. My husband will certainly be entertaining in his Hi Vis version. I will see if I can coerce him into a photo.

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