PatternMaker Sewing Projects
This is how
Carolus got this fine tailcoat suit for his christening ceremony.
The suit has been designed and sewn by textile teacher
Kirsi Kostamo (
) at the Tuusula Community College, Finland using
PatternMaker babies' patterns
The shirt was sewn using the Babies' shirt patterns (bshirt.mac) to the
waist length. The pants were sewn to the hem of the shirt at the waist
as explained below.
The pants and the vest
were combined to the shirt using the patterns of the babies' sleeveless
suit (bbibsuit.mac). Into the combining seam of the shirt and the pants
at the waist, a casing was sewn and a rubber band was inserted in it.
This helps the garment to sit better on the baby.
For the vest only the front parts were sewn and its shoulder
and side seams were sewn into the corresponding seams of the shirt.
was designed using the babies' shirt patterns (bshirt.mac) adding
the collars, the lapels and the tail to it. To get sufficient amount of
ease to the tailcoat, the shirt patterns were selected as one size bigger
than would have been needed for Carolus. In the PatternMaker babies' macros
the sizes can be chosen according to the height of the baby from 68 to
98 cm, with 4 cm intervals.
It is very difficult to try the garment on a baby, so use another fitting
garment of the baby to check that the measurements of the garment will
be all right.