I came across this free pattern to make toddler dungarees and wanted to share it with you all. It is rather perfect. It’s a simple pattern from which I have now made three perfectly fitted pairs of dungarees for my two-year old grand daughter. The pattern was posted on the blog, “Made by Toya“, sometime in 2014, and now seems have to be quiet for few years.
So, this is the first time that I had a pattern with no seam allowance included. I printed out the shapes and then added a 1/4″ all around before cutting it out. Easy fix but a bit slow.
The pieces fit together really well. I was a bit disappointed at the end to discover finishing inside was with hand stitching! Eek, I did it, but my hand stitching is not stellar.
It is possible to machine sew but I was worried I wouldn’t catch all the edges on the inside if I did it from the outside. If I did it from the inside, it would be hard to keep the line straight on the outside. Well, by the third pair (green and black checks), I decided to do the stitching by machine and it still looked great! Getting overly pleased with myself I think.
The first pair matched the embroidered hat I made for my grand daughter. You may notice that I photographed them before I put the snaps on the straps because I needed a fitting to get the placement. Also, the legs were so loooooong. A little cuff is great, but I also had to cut some fabric off.
So, the second pair I made in this paisley blue fabric from oursocialfabric.ca and is unfortunately no longer available on the site. It is a beautiful, colourful fabric. I just used a “grunge” yellow cotton as a coordinating fabric. Oh, I also put together a little matching hair band.
For the third pair, I grabbed some green and black corduroy from my stash. I figured it is now venturing into the fall, so time to have some more cozy outfits.
Again, this was a nice fabric to work with. I used a solid black cotton as the coordinating colour for the pockets. I couldn’t decide what colour snaps to use because I didn’t have a matching green. Daughter suggested one of each of the black and white and I really like the effect. So, third one down.
I’d like to thank “Toya” for the great free pattern by sharing these makes and paying it forward. So, what do you think? Will you try to pattern? So fun and fast.