*** This listing is for a PDF pattern, not a physical item ******* This listing is for a PDF pattern, not a physical item ****
This pattern offers three Grow-With-Me sizes: 3-12 months,1-3 years and 3-6 years. The sizes are adjustable through the use of foldable cuffs or waistband. With two different options for the neck type, sleeve length and bodice length there are lots of fun creations you can make.
This grow with me top pairs great with the Bunny Bottoms Grow With Me Harem Pants!
This pattern is easy enough for a confident beginner to complete, though a beginner may want to skip the faux drawstring.
There are 3 files included in the download with your purchase, the instructions with a full colour photo tutorial, a yardage requirement worksheet, and the pattern pieces (which are layered and therefore must be printed from Adobe Reader, available as a free download here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/) on US Letter sized paper. Pages print with 1/4″ margins so please ensure your printer can print within this range before purchasing.
There is also an easy adaptation to make the pattern sleeveless (and add a hood using the Bunnyhug Pattern). You can read the tutorial for that here: http://www.appletreesewing.com/2017/08/15/sleevelessgrowfonder/
Materials:• Stretchy Knit fabric with at least 50% stretch and good recovery (recommend 95% cotton 5% spandex). Because there are so many options available, the fabric requirements are given for the options that use the most and least amount of fabric so you can be aware of the range. The pattern includes a work page with mini pattern pieces you can cut out and a mini yardage measurement rectangle so you can place the pattern pieces on the yardage rectangle to see the exact amount you will need for your option. 3-12 months Tunic Length, Cowl Neck, Long Sleeves: 3/4 yard3-12 months Shirt Length, Neck Band, Short Sleeves: 1/2 yard1-3 years Tunic Length, Cowl Neck, Long Sleeves: 1 yard1-3 years Shirt Length, Neck Band, Short Sleeves: 1/2 yard3-6 years Tunic Length, Cowl Neck, Long Sleeves: 1 1/4 yard3-6 years Shirt Length, Neck Band, Short Sleeves: 3/4 yard
For Optional Faux Drawstring:• Scrap of woven fabric for drawstring eyelet reinforcement and drawstring ends (two 1.5” x 1.5” pieces and two 1.25” x 2.5” pieces) OR scraps of vinyl or leather (two 1” x 1” pieces and two 0.75” x 2” pieces). 2 eyelet or grommet sets, approx. 12” of cording, awl or seam ripper.Other:• Coordinating thread• Ballpoint needles and pins.• Sewing machine or serger (you will need a sewing machine if you choose to do top stitching or the optional drawstring).• Chalk or water soluble marker• Fabric scissors or rotary cutter & mat• Iron & ironing board• Scissors & tape (for pattern assembly).• Optional (but helpful) Wonder Tape & Fray Check
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