I talked about this whistle here in a previous post. During a recent trip home I took some pictures to share. I did not unroll the whistle to get measurements. Near as I could tell, it is made from a piece of tin in a T shape, with the top arms of the T being not quite 3x longer than and 2x as wide as the base of the T. The base is rolled to make the sounding area, and the arms are folded around to make the part you blow through. To make the whistle work, you must hold your thumb and finger over either side of the sounding area to make an enclosure. Think of how a coach's whistle has round sides. With this whistle, your fingers have to be the sides. Then you adjust the gap so that when you blow through the mouth piece the air whistles over the edge.
Here are a few close-ups of my sewing cheat on the Emmeline Apron. Instead of following the directions and hand-sewing the binding to the bodice/bib, I did it by machine the same way I usually sew on binding. Angry Chicken has a video tutorial of how she does it. I did it by sewing in the binding crease with the right side of the binding facing the right side of the bib, then wrapping the binding around and stitching in the ditch to catch the back of the binding. You may be able to tell from the pictures, it is a bit wobbly on the "back" side because I didn't take enough time to pin everything before I sewed. Next time I think I will use some glue or wonder under to hold it before I stitch.
I also forgot to mention that I left out the interfacing in the bib. I don't miss it.
I made this little top and shorts set from a vintage pajama pattern, Simplicity 4496 from 1962, but I had play clothes in mind. Playclothes. Is it all one word? Anyway. Clothes to play in, for my 3 year old daughter. But seeing the outfit pictured this way, it still looks like pjs, doesn't it? Opinions welcome. Do you think different fabrics would help? Different colors?
If it's to be pajamas, I'll put the elastic gathers in the shorts after all. Bloomers.
Nice pattern. Poor photo. (I mean mine. Sorry I can't rotate it. Check out the pattern here.) Next time I will make the waist ties longer and the neck ties shorter. And I fudged on the hand stitching meaning - I didn't do any.