Monday, June 21, 2010

Crafty Tuesday~ Reversible Pinafore

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.

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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.

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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.

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How fabulous is THAT? I think Sugar Bear thinks it is TOTALLY FABULOUS, don't you?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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You should try one as well. Easy Peasy, indeed.

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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?

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Gayle said...

Absolutely adorable. My Olivia would love some of these. She definitely likes to dress pretty.

Marcelle said...

What a precious child....so good to see her again....she is growing way too fast!!!

Donetta said...

Hello Cory
She sure is growing up. So cute! Have you ever made prairie bonnets?
I made them years ago for two little neighbor girls. Too cute and with the pinafore you might like the look.
Thank you for the kind words. I am up researching the developmental stages of childhood to get a better grasp on my two and how to support them. Just thought I could come by and give your heart a hug.

Steffi said...

You have such a cute daughter and her dress looks very beautiful.

The Working Home Keeper said...

How adorable Corey! I still remember the white pinafore and red dress my Momma made me when I was a little girl. She also made a matching one for my Cabbage Patch doll :)

Take care,

Mary Ellen

April said...

That is so amazing! What a great plan for the shorter pants! So cute!!!

Autumn said...

That is so cute. I really love the matching capris. I'm in awe of your sewing talents!

Andrea said...

not just a talented photographer but a fabulous seamstress aswell it would seem.....LOVE the look!
xxx
A

Tanya said...

I've missed pics of Sugar Bear so much Corey!! She is even more beautiful!!!!

carrie said...

OH...so cute! Em has a few of these that she wears as tops (no tees under) and I'd love to make her some more! Thanks for the heads up on the tutorial...I have meandered around her site before!

And I love the felt barrettes! So very cute, too!

Jen said...

You did a great job on the pinafore. It looks cute with the matching jeans and tee underneath. So versatile and comfy as well. Can't beat that.

Emmy said...

That is so so cute!
And your pictures are priceless.

Christina said...

Ooooh, I love this one so very much! a pinafore is such a sweet look for a little girl. Sugar is such an awesome model, too! I'd love to see more of your felt clippies.

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