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Advena bodysuit by Sofilantjes

I love sewing for babies, even though our baby is not that small anymore. Those small pieces of clothing and bodysuits or onesies are always so cute when you are done. And bodysuits are always useful and Sofilantjes* just released a new one, the Advena bodysuit (ook in het Nederlands).


Bodysuits and onesies are very grateful projects because they are worn every single day. The Advena bodysuit is a great basic for your collection. It has the regular neckline that I sewed but there is also an asymmetrical neckline option with just one shoulder having a fold over binding. I think that is also a cute detail and definitely a unique detail.


Our girl wears cloth diapers and this bodysuit fits very well over cloth diapers as well as regular diapers. Also the length of the bodysuit works well with cloth diapers. You use the trunk length to decide on the length of the bodysuit you sew. It covers the diaper nicely and you don’t need to stretch the bodysuit. Besides the long sleeves it also includes short sleeves for the upcoming summer.

I sewed two versions during testing. The blue one is a previous version of the pattern. The binding on the bottom was changed slightly in the final pattern. Love that fabric!
Fabric: The penguin fabric is a leftover from this project and the blue fabric was a small piece that I picked up during our sewing weekend
PatternAdvena bodysuit (ook in het Nederlands) from Sofilantjes
Sizing: 50 – 92 (NB to 2Y)
Options: short and long sleeves and 2 neck options
Difficulty: Advanced beginner to intermediate
Sewing time: 1,5 hour

# Fabric this week: 0 in – 2 out (Total fabric in 2020: bought 16 new fabric – used 27 fabric – 21 scrap piece) – in total 16 in 48 out

# Patterns in 2020: 2 in – 4 out

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