I Googled "Free sunsuit pattern baby" and found this wonderful ruffle sunsuit pattern by little betty.
Everything went swimmingly. I kept getting further and further towards finishing it thinking somethings gotta go wrong now, but it never did. Quite proud of myself actually!
I am learning to sew, so the NEW (never attempted before) techniques I learnt/did while making this sunsuit were:
Buttonholes! I didn't realise there was a buttonhole foot and a button foot. I eyed up the button foot for a long time before I picked up my sewing machine manual... then proceeded to sew eight buttonholes (with the correct foot) before I was satisfied.
Interfacing! Isn't it great. I have the iron-on stuff. I'm not sure if it is as stiff as normal-not-iron-on interfacing so I used another piece of the Babushka dolls fabric as well.
Snaps! I'd tried these before by myself and failed miserably. My dad is staying with us at the moment. He is a tradie and well, what are Dad's and tradies for??? Hammering in the snaps. Yus :) it worked a treat. I warned him after he'd finished that he would have that task at least once a week now.
Ruffles! Well they were a mission. Little Betty's instructions said I could use an overlocker/serger. I attempted it on a scrap and decided that they would be nicer (safer) if I did the gathering by hand. I love them. I think ruffles may show up more often now.