I have always loved how cute union suits are on little people so when I found this striped fabric, I knew that I had to give it a try. Thank goodness I did because this might have been my favorite project yet! It helps that my boys like them as much as I do! In fact, my middle son was so taken by his pair that he refused to take them off. As much as I hated hearing him tantrum, I can't say that my ego wasn't stroked a little. :)
I was lucky enough to have a couple knit footed pajamas around the house already to use as a basic pattern. If you have a snug fitting pair already, just turn it inside out and place on your fabric and cut out your pattern pieces. The size that I didn't have around, I used a top and bottom set and measured the torso length to make sure it would fit the same.
After cutting out your pieces, they will look like this:
Besides your knit fabric, you will need these:
Start with your long strip of fabric. This will be used as the trim for the neck and cuffs on the arms. My piece was about 20 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide.
Fold in half and iron.
Then I added the strip to the cuffs of the arms.
Be sure to do this to both sleeves.
Set the sleeves aside and work on the main body. Be sure to line up the stripes when sewing your pieces together.
Attach sleeves to the body...
Then add the diamond shaped piece to the crotch.