Here’s the PR review, with photos of older niece. I couldn’t get the younger niece to pose for a photo in her pink gingham version, and I forgot to take construction photos.
Pattern Description: One piece jumpsuit for girls, shown in magazine as an astronaut costume
Pattern Sizing: 104-128 cm, I made a 110 cm which is roughly a child’s size 4
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it looked like the line drawing. The photo is of a costume, so it takes some imagination to translate an astronaut into an Easter jumpsuit.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Instructions? I rarely sew pants, and then only with elastic waist, so getting the zipper in just above the crotch took me a few tries.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I prefer Burda patterns to the big 4 because I find the drafting to be more accurate; once I figured out the crotch and zipper fit this was equally well drafted.
Fabric Used: Purple and white gingham cotton from Piedmont Fabrics in Oakland, CA. (I made a pink and white version for the other niece, alas, no photo). And, drumroll, pattern only requires 7/8 yard.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I didn’t cuff the shorts and used ribbon for the waist tie. I will probably cuff the shorts if I make again, I was worried they would be too short with a cuff but appear to have plenty of length on a real-live child. I serged all seams except the front seam where the zipper ran.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? My niece really liked it, so I am considering making another in floral cotton or corduroy.
Conclusion: A well received gift. I like using the Burda children’s patterns to sew for nieces and nephews because I can use magazines I already own and it is a nice use of remnants or 1 yard pieces.