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Does anyone know of a good, and easy, toddler summer pajama pattern?<br>
I was thinking maybe just a t-shirt and short set or maybe a one-piece that snaps up. (I have never done elastic before).<br><br>
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I would highly recommend the Kwik Sew patterns. They have very clear instructions, are easy to sew and fit true to size. It's how I learned to sew kids clothes<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
Is <a href="http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P3032_3057/3034.cfm" target="_blank">this</a> what you are thinking? You can order online from <a href="http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P3032_3057/3034.cfm" target="_blank">SewBaby</a> or most independent fabric stores stock them.<br>
HTH<br><br>
Sarah
 

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I learned to do elastic one way, but then learned a way I like better. Elastic is really not hard at all. Like any other sewing technique that is new to you, slow down and take it step by step and you'll probably be just fine.<br><br>
The way I first learned is to sew a casing. Press down the fabric a little more than your elastic width and sew close to the edge, leaving an opening big enough to get elastic and a safety pin inside. Then put said safety pin into the end of your elastic and feed it through the casing making sure not to loose the other end. Then sew the ends together and stitch the casing closed.<br>
Second I learned from Ottobre and I really like it. It requires sew through elastic--I like the cotton swimsuit style. Divide and mark the elastic and waistband (or wrist, ankle etc) into 4 sections. Stitch the elastic to the garments wrong side at those 4 marks. Stitch perpendicular to the elastic. Then fold elastic and fabric over the way you want your waistband. Start stitching at one mark, stretching and stitching as you go until you return to the starting point. All done! No finishing required, although I do go back and stitch in the middle of the waistband to make it a little more like RTW.<br><br>
Good luck<br><br>
Sarah
 
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