Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bringing Back the Pinafore

In between some new softie designs and custom orders, I've continued to sew for my girls. Having enjoyed making the Boo! Designs Twirly Skirts recently, I purchased the Design your own Pinny pattern. It was a little step-up in terms of complexity from the skirts; some top stitching, the addition of interfacing and exact pinning and stitching of the straps, but not difficult to handle. Once again, the instructions were clear with lots of pictures and as someone who still considers themselves a beginner, I appreciate the basics being explained well.

I fell in love with the fabric (from Spotlight) a couple of months ago and I'm glad I didn't waste it on a skirt and created an (almost) complete outfit with it. Heading into the cooler months addition of a long sleeve top and tights will be perfect. Thankfully I do have some fabric left which might stretch to a skirt with a coordinating trim for Miss H.

Cute little bow addition in the centre bodice
Check out my top stitching!! Neatie neat!
Nearly five hours later but ready for the hem.

Does it pass the twirling test?
Yep! Officially passed



  1. Too cute! That goes for your daughter too :) That's the perfect dress for our cooler months and I would be proud of that top stitching too!

    1. Thank you Serena. Nothing beats making something for your own child, especially when they are super cute ;)

  2. Hi! I have found your website from visiting Melly&Me and have to say I just love that dress!!! I have a little girl who would adore a dress like that! Its so adorable! (Your Daughter is too :)) I feel I will be spending the afternoon at my computer with a coffee back reading your blog!

    1. Hi Hannah, thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment, it means a lot to me. And yes, my daughter is a real sweetie ;)

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the little bow at the front. And it passes the twirl test, fabulous!


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