Myra is not a peaceful sleeper. Now that it is starting to get really cold at night, her habit of kicking off her covers is problematic. She gets chilly and wakes up, which means the rest of us do as well. I thought I'd try making her a coverall that would keep her warm and that she couldn't kick off.
Ottobre 06/2010-13, which is a jumpsuit that they style on a boy, made out of velour. Despite the piecing and zip, it actually sewed up very quickly and easily, and as is typical for Ottobre, the instructions were great! My only deviations were to add elastic ruffles at wrist and ankles. I was going for a slightly more girlie look, as well as hoping a little elastic would help keep the arms and legs from riding up. I also elected to stitch in the ditch for the collar, rather than handstitching the undercollar down.
last Otto item I made for her was a size 86, and fits her beautifully. I did want a little extra room in this, in case we wanted to layer it over her jammies, so I made a 92, which as you can see, fits her very well with nothing on underneath. I'm glad I didn't sew an 86!! I've noticed this trend with the more recent issues of the magazine. The 2004 issues that I have seem to run a little larger than the more recent issues. Something for me to remember...
ETA: It totally worked!! She not only slept completely through the night without a peep, she slept in an extra half hour this morning!!! We need more fleece.