Ikatee Malmo is a unisex bodysuit pattern for babies. The bodysuit has either lapped shoulders or a shoulder placket opening and can be made with either long or short sleeves, with an optional pocket.
There are several collar options: crew neck, turtleneck, ruffle collar or stand-up ruffle and it can be finished with either elastic bias binding or ribbing. Combine options to make Malmo the perfect body suit for babies across every season. Layer up the long-sleeved version in the winter, or style to short sleeved version alone on hot days. Malmo is the perfect basic bodysuit for all seasons.
The bodysuit could also be used as a swimsuit (in particular the long-sleeved, turtleneck version as a sun protective swimsuit). In this case use a specific swimsuit fabric for all parts and keep the crotch opening with the snaps or close this opening by sewing the front and back of the crotch together.
Sewing level: intermediate
Age range: 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months, 3, 4 years
• stretch fabric: jersey, interlock, rib, openwork knit, swimwear, French Terry
• ribbing optional (if ribbing finish is chosen)
What you will practice with this sewing pattern: how to finish with ribbing or with an elastic bias binding, how to sew lapped shoulders or a shoulder placket.