I did some creative 'sizing' on this one. I knew his current weight and length thanks to his Mother and then I modified the pattern to a long sleeve. But not knowing how long his arms were, I googled the sleeve length for a baby of his weight and the pants length for the same -- and got results!! Who knew you could get THAT information from the internet. Well you can.
The finished suit. The little bowtie tends to push the wings of the collar up so I think we will probably take that off. But it looks cute doesn't it?
A matching bonnet. I doubt he will spend much time in it, but when we tried it on we discovered (to my absolute horror and embarassment) that I had sewn a straight pin inside the lining. Yikes, poor Grandson almost has a new meaning for MEAN Grandma! I brought the bonnet home and opened up the lining and removed it. Bad Grandma!
I got a real kick out of Granddaughter. Her mother told her to go get her glasses and mittens so she went into her room and took out 'just' the right pair of sunglasses and then looked over about 3 pairs of mittens till she picked the color-coordinated pink striped ones. My gosh, do little girls become fashion conscious that young??? It was cute watching her decide.
It was a fun weekend, thanks to my daughter-in-law and son for the great time; and since I have enough material left over, I do believe I will make a matching quilt to the suit, and line it with blue flannel. Putting a kid dressed in satin into a satin quilt would be like putting a greased pig into a greased tube I believe. Tooo slippery. They would shoot out of there like a rocket and across the floor...............