Why did Blogger decide that picture needed to be sideways?
This pattern is from 1978 and it’s a British Simplicity pattern. Strangely although I live in England most of my vintage patterns are American…
Anyway, I think this shows that vintage sewing doesn’t always have to be complicated. These were made using 1 pattern piece and they fit wonderfully! I did make a smaller size than I thought he needed as apparently almost 4 year olds were taller in the 70’s than they are now but besides that I didn’t have to change or alter a thing.
I couldn’t find striped anything to go down the side so I made my own using 2 different widths of ribbon. I used a twin needle to connect the red to the white and did it by eye so it’s surprisingly straight. I added a label to the back for a little more ready to wear look, although the label contradicts that!
While I’m talking about sewing for kids I would highly recommend these books to anyone who sews for babies through to 10 year olds.