I'm not even sure how I happened to stumble upon the blog, Made by Mama, but I did, and I was glad. I found a fun tutorial that was right up my alley. An Easy Peasy Pinafore.
You might be wondering what exactly is a "pinafore". A pinafore (colloquially pinny in British English) is a sleeveless garment worn as an apron. Well I think it is clear as mud, and technically this might not even BE a pinafore, but I love it just the same.
Between needing to get rid on the mountains of fabric I have sitting around here, and wanting to make some useful summer/kindergarten wear, I set to sewing my first pinafore. I used fabric I wasn't attached too in case it didn't work out.
Let me just say......it worked out! I adore this look. I need to adjust the length of the straps though, as they are a bit long. The next one will fit her a bit better. I made it a tad big on purpose because we all know I like to get as much wear out of Sugar's clothing as possible.
This will last her a long long long time, as I made it long as well. And didn't I mention that it was REVERSIBLE? So if one side gets irreparably stained......there is always the other side.
How fabulous is THAT? I think Sugar Bear thinks it is TOTALLY FABULOUS, don't you?
As for the capris......well, those were simply some 'hand me down' jeans, that Sugar had quickly outgrew in length, so I just cut some off, and added a cuff to match one side of the pinafore. These jeans are getting the mileage. That is for certain.
I'm thinking there are a few more of these in our future. It is an easy project that comes out so nice with all the seams hidden in between the layers.
Sugar says it is very comfortable as well. That is a must. I am a firm believer that children should be comfortable in their clothes. Their main mission in life is to play, and their cloths should not hold them back.
She wore this outfit to a local kids class, then on the way home we stopped by the side of our road to nab these pics. She kept it on the rest of the day, and it didn't even look worn. I like it.
You should try one as well. Easy Peasy, indeed.
I've also been making these little felt hair do dads for quite awhile now. If I remember, I'll do a post about them. They are super easy and fun to make, and add a little sumpin' sumpin' to her outfit, don't you think?