My sister-in-law and I have a running joke, well more like I have a running joke, that I am going to buy her a snuggie because she’s always cold. I knew the general fit and look of a Snuggie but I didn’t really have a clue as to how I was going to make it. I has wanted to make it for her for Christmas 2014 but because I didn’t know where to start I ended up chickening out and doing something else.
Around mid-November 2015, I had made myself a Marianne Dress. I had found the pattern while perusing Indie Sew, which is where I get most of my patterns. It turned out great except for the length, I had shortened just a tad bit too much. It fit well, it was just about an inch or so shorter than I had imagined it was going to be.
But making the dress gave me an idea as to how I was going to construct the snuggie for my sil. She’s about five times smaller than me so I just used the same size for the width and lengthened it. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of how I checked for length but basically I laid the fabric on the floor and laid down on/next to it to make sure that I have enough for the hem and everything.
From there I just followed the instructions for the dress. Because fleece isn’t too stretchy I had to measure the neckline and cut my own neck band rather than cut what the pattern calls for. Here is where I was measuring the neckline. I just used a retractable measuring tape and clipped it to the neckline. I think I saw somewhere that you take the measurement and subtract four inches to get the neckband length. So I think that’s what I did. I don’t remember. oops. haha.
Here it is all finished…and next to my Christmas decorations.
A close-up of the neckband. I sewed the seam allowance down so that it doesn’t pop up while she’s wearing it. I think the length ended up being pretty good. I really liked how it turned out, if I do say so myself. haha!
Here is sil wearing it on Christmas Day after opening it up.
And my dorky bro who tried it on. haha!
Who wore it better?!?!!?!!?!??
My bro was wearing it more than my sil and so I ended up making one for him for his birthday. But we’ll save that for another post.