What you do for one.....
you have to do for another!
When young J saw his brothers onsie, he decided he really wanted one as well. Initially I was hesitant but I actually came on board quite quickly. When J swims, he tends to come home wrapped in a towel which isn't ideal in the middle of winter. I have often suggested he take his dressing gown but apparently this is uncool. A onsie is the perfect solution. The fleece doesn't absorb water so he can simply towel off and throw the onsie on with a pair of jandals and is good to go.
Once again I used M'Calls 6251. I used the same size as J's older brother but had to downsize the pattern quite considerably because this pattern is a youth sized pattern and not child sized. I took a lot of length out of the body, legs and sleeves as well as running it in at the sides for this long slim child. The pattern did not include a hood, so I drafted one of these as well. The fabric is a lovely but very inexpensive textured polar fleece from Kutwell fabrics and the royal blue is left over from his brothers onsie. He felt it was a little boring, so was pleased when I suggested the J applique for the front.
Now, school camp is looming later in the week. His first ever. One of the activities is a pyjama party complete with movie and popcorn. I think he should be quite cosy in his new onsie.