Duck Duck Goose by Peek-a-Boo Patterns

Hi everyone! 

I've got some time today while Tiny Knight #1 is at day care. Yes, don't worry I plan on getting some sewing in today too, but I thought for now I'd start with talking about the Duck Duck Goose - one of my newer favourite patterns.

I absolutely love the look of raglan T-shirts on little kids but the free pattern I had seriously did not work for my Tiny Knight. I finally decided to buy the Duck Duck Goose in the Peek-a-boo Patterns memorial day sale; and it does not disappoint.
I made this quick picture of a Raglan vs Set in sleeve *pictures from Peek-a-boo* to help show the difference between the two. As my husband says a Raglan is a "baseball" shirt. I really like Raglan's for a pattern front panel.
I know many people claim that Peek-a-boo is a "quick and dirty" pattern company. While I don't like that term, I am some-what inclined to agree. Now, let me tell you, this isn't a bad thing! Especially for a novice sewer like me. 
What I like is that Peek-a-boo patterns are basic and simple.I find their instructions easy to follow and they've taught me a trick or two I can now apply to other items as I sew. 
I say I agree because they're not tailored made or to specific measurements; but for a baby/toddler does it need to be?
Let the number of peek-a-boo patterns I love speak for themselves! (I haven't found one I haven't liked yet- Never regretted a PAB purchase)

The Duck Duck Goose pattern provides a number of options (I'm all about pattern versatility!). 
Here's the first few Duck Duck Gooses? Geese? DDG T-Shirts I've made:

Yes, I love matching the boys, but look- this is branching out a bit haha with the reverse colours for the body and sleeves.
This awesome coloured camo fabric is from For Fabric Sake (NZ company).
The neck hole is admittedly a tiny bit tight for the smallest Knight so next time I modified it a bit. 

Next up I wanted to try the cute bodysuit option. This time I wanted to create an opening option - without the extra work of completing a placket (I know the pattern has instructions for this, but I was feeling lazy and creative!)
To do this I just cut some fabric strips 2" wide and long enough to cover the length of the arm/front seam. I treated this like the placket I'd learning to sew thanks to the Declan (also by peek-a-boo). I sewed from the front pieces right sides together down one side of my placket piece, then folded this over a piece of grosgrain ribbon (to give strength for the snaps) then zigzag stitched this to the inside seam allowance. Next time I'll try photograph the steps for a tutorial. 
I really love this one! and look- I made myself one to match (mine is the Neighbourhood Raglan from Rad Patterns).
This amazing fabric is from Backstitch - which is notoriously hard to get due to limited runs and importation costs!

Finally I have this super-dooper cute collection made with Peter Rabbit fabric from Ellbee Fabric (NZ company).
I used a size 3T for the pink ,9m for the white and 6m for the green.
With the green I actually cut two fronts. This worked out really well as the tight neck-hole was eliminated. When doing the sleeves I just cut the sleeve on the fold from the front only (I matched armpit points to mark where the fold needs to be).

I've got many more of these planned! Including one with an actual front placket.... Which one's your favourite!!?

Like always, if you do sew up this pattern be sure to tag me so I can see your beautiful creations! 

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