4.27.2012

KCWC Day 5: A Pinafore

For day 5 of the kcwc, I had planned to make this top to go with these bloomers


which were gifted to me when I was pregnant with Iris.  Aren't they fun?  The pinafore seemed like a good match.

The tutorial was fantastic - a free PDF pattern that was easy to follow with good detail and great pictures.  But the pinafore was way too big for the baby.  I decided to try it on Evie as a tunic.  She couldn't have been more thrilled.   She's been asking me to sew for her but Indigo has declared a temporary moratorium on all sewing for Evie because Evie has "like 20 dresses and I've outgrown all of mine."  It's true - the girl has a lot of dresses.


Inspired by this dress, I added snaps (instead of buttons) to make it reversible.  It would be a shame to see such beautiful fabric mostly hidden as a lining.




I only had a half of a yard for the lining, so I cut the straps perpendicular to the main fabric.  I think it works.


In the world of sewing, things don't always work out like we initially envision.  It's always great when a project is still salvageable.  Just like life, everything goes better when we're flexible.

{The fabrics for this top are from Hello Pilgrim by Lizzy House.}

15 comments:

  1. Love the pinafore. So pretty.

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  2. She couldn't be more adorable. And the tunic is lovely.

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  3. that's adorable. great photos, too. lovely!

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  4. oh wow, i love this - and i love that you made it reversible!

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  5. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your ideas...if there's time, tomorrow I'll copy it!

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  6. Beautiful little top for a beautiful little girl. I love your fabric choices.

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  7. It's adorable both ways. (I just clicked over here from the Elsie Marlie pool.)

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  8. Yes, the perpendicular straps totally work. I just love this. Pinning it, sewing it soon! -Caroline

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  9. thanks so much! i really appreciate the kind words!

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  10. I followed a link from the KCWC Flickr group here because I loved this pinafore, and have really enjoyed discovering your blog. I'm going to try out some of your cooking links soon.

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  11. suzy, thanks so much for stopping by and for the comment!

    i really hope you enjoy the cooking links. i only post the ones we like the very best. if something's good but not great, i don't post it. of course, everyone has different preferences, so i hope you like them as much as we do! :)

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  12. Very nice tunic. She is beautiful

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  13. Did you enlarge the pattern? If so how much?

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    1. Susan, I did not enlarge the pattern. I had intended to make this for our (at the time) baby. It was way too big for her, but fit our (at the time) 3 year old daughter. If you are planning on making it for a older child, you might want to add some length, as our 3 year old wore this as a tunic and it didn't fit for very long, even as that.

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