When your child is sick it's hard to refuse them anything, I find. This took me only a few minutes to put together but it has a fatal flaw, it's not elasticised. I used elastic, but I guess you have to stretch the elastic as you sew otherwise it's not going to stretch, obvious now of course but not before I tried to put it on her. I only ever put elastic through things to then gather, not to gather in its own right. I'll try again, but perhaps not today.