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About the Electron Layette:
The Electron Layette is so named because it’s a current take on a baby layette – modern, full of personality, and gender-neutral. Drop-crotch (or harem) pants easily fit over both disposable and cloth diapers. The cardigan sweatshirt has little pockets for little hands (or just a little decoration) and makes an outer layer that’s easy to pair with any outfit. The knotted hat adds just a bit more warmth and attitude. The drool bib can be made out of knit or woven fabrics with an optional waterproof layer for an acessory that is both stylish and functional. All layette pieces are constructed in a simple manner for quick and satisfying sewing for all experience levels (even the cardigan, I promise!). With the fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions, and photo and video sew-along assistance, everyone should be able to sew the whole layette.
The pattern is available as a .pdf. There are 48 meticulous step-by-step illustrated instructions on 13 pages. The .pdf includes separate printing layouts for home printing (8.5″x11″/A4 paper) and copy shop printing (A0/wide format paper). For the home print option, the exact pages necessary for each view and option are listed so you only need to print the pages necessary for the pieces of the layette you want to sew.
Pants & Hat: Stretch knits with at least 30% stretch.
Bib: Lightweight knits or wovens with or without stretch such as jersey, broadcloath, voile, and double gauze. Cotton recommended.
Sweatshirt: Midweight knits with minimal stretch (<20%) such as terrycloth, ponte or sweatshirting.
Bib: 3/4” x 3/4” (19 mm x 19 mm) square velcro, scrap of fusible interfacing
Pants: 5/8 yd (.5 m) of 3/4” (19 mm) elastic
Sweatshirt: 3 (newborn – 6 months) or 4 (9 months – 2 years) size 14 or 16 snaps, 1/2 yd (.4 m) fusible interfacing
Sewing with knits
Sewing multiple layers of fabric
True Beginner: Hat, Pants, Bib
Confident Beginner: Sweatshirt