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Topic: Yikes! Definitely not 6mos  (Read 1372 times)
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« on: September 20, 2007 03:58:40 PM »

I'm making these pants for my 6 month old niece from the McCall's pattern M4280 and there is no way these are going to fit a 13-15lb baby despite what the packaging says. I used the smallest size pattern and followed it exactly. Here is a picture of the pants. They looks as if they would fit a toddler!

(The waist looks huge because I haven't added the elastic yet)

What could I have done wrong and what can I do to fix these?  I am seeing my niece tomorrow so I am going to add the elastic to the waist and I guess try them on her to see just how big they are. I'm thinking if they're way too long I might just wait til summer and she can wear them as capris then.

« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007 05:12:28 PM »

I ran into the same problem with a pair of fleece pants from a Simplicity Pattern... I cut for 12 months, but the fit was closer to a 24 month size.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007 02:22:06 AM »

Pattern sizes are so annoying.  I always go by the measurements on the envelope and not the size... and sometimes even then it's a little iffy Wink  They turned out really cute!  If they're too long, you could just hem them up... or add some elastic about an inch up from the bottom so they have a cute little ruffle effect. 


« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007 06:14:28 AM »

I've had the same problem. I made a size 3-6 month onesie (the pattern envelope had weight and height and it matched for weight) and it was bigger than the 12 month ones we have! What kind of gigantic babies are pattern designers testing fit on?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007 08:55:41 PM »

lol yup! Made a 18 month size dress for my oldest when she was 18 months...wore it untill she was 4 (she is petite, but not by THAT much!). My second is just now outgrowing it at 3 & 1/2.
I will say that 1 yard of $1/ yard fabric from wallyworld went an afully long way!
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