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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    I hope it turned out well!

    I also had trouble with these necks initially. With my first few, I was convinced the neck bands were too short!

    I have also found some knits to be fiddly, so sometimes I use a wide zigzag to connect the two long edges of the neckband together. This way, when I attach the band to the neckline, it works a bit more like I have two pieces rather than three pieces of fabric that I’m trying to keep lined up.

    I have come to like this pattern so much that I’ve made quite a few for myself and for my daughter.

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Thanks!!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Ok, I finally finished the knit pajamas. Thank you @LightningMcStitch for the support!

    Here they are:

    Pajamas for H

    Now I have to finish the pjs for my son before he decides he’s too old!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Ok, thank you so much! That gives me confidence!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Ha ha ha!! Mystery solved! I have been stumped: I keep ending up with a good 1 3/4 yards left over, so I finally started to search the forums. Thanks for the great explanation, Todd! I had no idea the fabric I was buying was 58″. It never occurred to me to look; I just assumed I would have to go out of my way to buy wide fabric. But my extra fabric is exactly the difference between the requirements for 58″ and 44″. I love this community!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Thanks SO much! I’ll try that.

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Thank you again for the encouragement! I was able to finish the dress and my daughter wore it to her great-uncle’s wedding. I used an Asian-style brocade for the pocket linings, which she loved.

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    Now my son is reminding me that I haven’t made much for him lately!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Thank you all SO SO much!! This is great encouragement, and I’m so grateful for the examples you’ve pointed out. If the dress turns out well, I’ll put photos up on Flickr.

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    Thank you, Motherof5, for bumping this checklist! It’s perfect!! I hadn’t found anything using the search terms I came up with. Thanks again!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    I keep trying to organize my lists of which patterns I have, and which patterns I covet. I’ve made

    Ice Cream (1 dress, 1 top)

    Nature Walk (1 top/boy, 2 girl pants)

    Hopscotch (1 top)

    School Photo dress (1)

    Family Reunion dress (1)

    Sleepover Pajamas (1/boy 1/girl)

    I wish we could have a cute downloadable printout to help us keep track!

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    poppy_andrew @poppy_andrew

    I absolutely love the paper dolls, and my 6yo son and 3yo daughter both love them as well. The only problem is that my kids are rough–in their playing and with their cutting–so for my family the best option would be a way to download the paper dolls so that I can print replacements when they get shredded. From my perspective, downloading a free or cheap paper doll would only get my children to start nagging me to sew even more of the patterns! I love the family engagement angle.

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