Pattern: Goldfish Shortall

Dec 30, 2013
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This file contains pattern pieces only. Project instructions are in Stitch magazine's Spring 2014 issue.


This spring, toddlers will be cuter than ever  in this adorable shortall with a funny goldfish appliqué.


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on Feb 19, 2014 9:08 PM

I don't understand how to sew the cuffs so that they can turn up at the crotch area.  Directions are very unclear to me.  I have sewn the lining to the top and to the cuffs, but when/how do I sew the crotch?  Do I fold up the cuff first, and then sew the crotch?  Is it different on the back and the front?

on Mar 6, 2014 9:23 AM

Thank you for contacting us ! For that section of the instructions, the lining is pinned to the main shortall fabric along the cuff and the crotch edges. You’d then stitch the entire lower seam (crotch and just inside the previous piping stitching). The cuffs get rolled up after you’ve stitched and pressed.

Please note that the crotch is not sewn together, it is buttoned or snapped for diaper changes. The lining is sewn to the crotch front and back, but the front and back are not sewn together.

Hope this helps

Happy sewing !

ssanborn wrote
on Apr 1, 2014 10:53 AM

The cutting diagram for this shortall is for making it NOT on the bias.  What is the diagram for making the shortall on the bias?  With only 3/4 of a yard, I am  having a hard time figuring out how to cut two pattern pieces from such a small amount of fabric, if it is cut on the bias.  This project is very cute, but I suspect I will have to return to the fabric store and see if they still have the fabric I purchased, so I can get more. It just doesn't work with the amount listed.  I am an experienced sewer and this is not the first Stitch pattern with which I have had troubles.  Too much editing is happening in the instructions to fit more patterns on less pages.