Review: McCall's 7518 | Plaid Pajama Onesie!

5:00 PM

It's comfy pajama season! Mikaela requested for the Thanksgiving holiday that I make her some pajamas. We were in Joann and she found this pattern, McCall's 7518 in the catalog. So, I promised her that I'd have them made by the time she got home yesterday.
For the fabric, she wanted plaid. She first selected a flannel shirting in a similar colorway. The fabric was only 41" wide and it was really lightweight with no 'give'. I explained why it wouldn't work. I told her to think about the same fabric that baby blanket sleepers  are made in. I found this Blizzard Fleece Red Green and Navy Fabric and most importantly, it's 58".
I made the adult small and it was the perfect size right out of the envelope. It's always a win when I don't have to make any alterations.
Especially since I took the time to match the plaid at all of the seams. 
This is really a quick sew. It took longer to cut it out than it did to actually sew it all together.
I typically like for the dominant print (in this instance it's the red) to go down the center. But, primarily the center back -- it nips in at the waist. So I put the dominant color down the princess lines.
I omitted all of the extra topstitching that was suggested down the center of the hood and around the neckline.
It also has a center front lapped zipper. 
For the cuffs, I used a navy blue ponte from my stash that was leftover from my Vogue 1522 pants.
This was an absolute success and she's loving it. I'll make another one in more of a red plaid for Christmas, because she's going to wear this one to death!

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  1. I like this. If I wasn't dealing with hot flashes, etc - I'd wear that onesie all the time!

    1. Girl, me too! I have to love these on her! Thanks Nylse!

  2. This looks great. I really like your red stripe placement. Fleece is perfect.

  3. Too cute! And super comfy I bet!!

  4. I love it so much i am going to make me one. Happy thanksgiving.

    1. Thank you and same to you, Kay!

  5. So cute! Looks so comfortable and cozy and my daughter would also love this. Thanks for the idea! :)


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