Before I get into my entry for the Pattern Review One Yard Wonder contest, allow me to introduce my son: the closer of all open doors, non vegetable eater and giver of the sweetest kisses, Jr. Jr.
I am always up for a sewing challenge. The One Yard Wonder was logical because I had plans to make something for my son for the winter. I decided on M6873 from McCall’s because I liked the faux welts on the vest and the cuffs on the pants. I also made the bowtie from Simplicity 1206 (not reviewed) with some scraps.
While helping my mother clean out her sewing room a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this nice grey suiting. It was only one yard, so I knew right away I would sew something for one of the kids.
Pattern Description: M6873 Infants’ Vest, Shirts, Shorts, Pants, Tie and Pocket Square
Pattern Sizing: I cut the size M for views A, E and G
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I was drawn to this pattern because I like the faux welts and the cuffs in the pants. I didn’t like that I had to alter the pants by 3 inches in the inseam because the crotch area sagged horribly. I understand the need for diaper space, but my poor pants looked like baby harems. Yikes!
Fabric Used: Wool blend suiting and black lining fabric, satin for bow tie and pocket square
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I would sew it again and I would recommend to others.
Conclusion: I’m glad I sewed this in a Medium because now I know that a Medium is the smallest size vest I can make without having issues sewing the sides together. I’m also impressed that I was able to sew up this entire outfit with less than one yard!
This was really fun to make. I look forward to sewing another one soon, as my son has a growing belly. Kids grow so fast, but I know this outfit will be passed down to at least two more boys.
I also created a casual look by rolling up his sleeves and pairing his vest with jeans and Jordans.
Just a few more pictures. Can I take a moment and give a huge shout out to photographers that photograph children? They are the real MVPs. My son was not difficult to photograph, but he kept watching the cars passing by.
If you are a member of Pattern Review and you like my project, I would appreciate your vote.
This will be my last post for 2016. Thanks for stopping by. I have some cool projects lined up for 2017. Is there anything you want to see on the blog? Comment below or shoot me an email. Thanks and Happy New Year!