Not posting so often means more time to craft... haha. But I have managed this top and there's another in the pipeline (except that I need to go and buy another twin needle because I broke the last one half way through top stitching... seems to be turning into a bit of a trend...).
So this is Burda 9522*, which I like in part. It's a nice simple pattern but Burda would have you cut a slit opening in the front of this top which to me seems like a) overkill and b) a bit crappy to have a raw edge, even if it is made from (alegedly non-fraying) jersey. (The hat in the pattern is also put together rather crudely which Burda might think is a consession to beginner sewers but just seems to be an excuse not to write decent instructions).
I did quite a lot of tacking because I find the fleece moves around quite a bit in (in?) the sewing machine even with a walking foot, and the stars were stitched on by hand first too.
I cut the top about 8cm longer because Stashlet is pretty tall and constantly seems to have builder's bum vest in all his bought clothes, and made little vents in the sides so he doesn't feel like he's in a straight jacket.
The bound edge of the envelope neck was done with raw edged fleece and a pseudo-overlock stitch to keep the bulkiness down, and this worked pretty well, I think.
Oh, and of course the other thing I did was make the sleeves long, because the pattern is for a short sleeved top. Stashlet is wearing them with turn-ups at the moment but at the rate he's growing they won't be like that for long.
The orange fleece is pretty thick and came from my LFS. I originally wanted to make one in some (slightly less in-your-face) mustardy yellow that I have left over from a top I made ages ago but there was only enough for a front, a back and one sleeve so that has been shelved until I can think of something else to do with it. The (thinner) white fleece for the stars was a scrap of Ikea Polarvide blanket left over from the Lila Tueller quilt.
Mr G says he looks "very Dutch". He certainly looks very orange.
*When I Googled this to find an image of the pattern, I clicked on the first few links without actually really reading them and was a bit alarmed to find one about a onesie from the same pattern was a post I did earlier this year. Ahaha haha... Fame on Google at last, aned I didn't pay them a penny... ahem.