Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Projects: Sewing (Reversible Pinafore)

Finally, I got an outfit made for my good friend's daughter who was born in (cringe) July. I am so excited to have the two pictures of her below modeling her outfit.
Particularly happy to have a back view, as it isn't easy to get a good shot of the back when it's just on a hanger. The top is a combination of Butterick's 3846 pinafore pattern and this awesome tutorial from The Stuff I Live For blog. Check it out! She's got some awesome stuff and tutorials. The McCall's pattern pieces were great for helping me cut out the right shape and size, but when it came to following the sewing instructions, I was lost, completely lost.

Pocket detail on the pants. I didn't think this through all the way, because, the pockets are on the sides of the pants, so you don't see the pockets straight on. Oh well, I know the hearts are there, and I like 'em! Pants are Simplicity pattern 3765.
Of course, the pinafore is reversible and above is the reverse side of the pink pinafore top. And, just to prove that I wasn't just being lazy, below is the first pinafore I made for the same little one. One side, the awesome bug fabric (as seen here)...
...the other, a sweet autumn leaves pattern (put out by Springs Creative Products Group).
Unfortunately, by the time I got it completed, I felt like it was too late for fall leaves, so this pinafore will wait for another little one. So there we are, finally, I get it all complete and delivered, just in time for Valentine's!

4 comments:

mel said...

haha, I still don't think it was too late for the leaves/bugs, but it all worked out because the hearts/bubbles is amazing too!!

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

Girl cloths are so cute! Especially the pants with the hearts...

Tasha Via said...

You are SO stinkin' creative! Love those...

Thank you for your honesty on my blog, It is so good to hear, not that others are struggling too, but that I'm not alone. That anxiety is such a beast for sure!

Ruth's Place said...

They are adorable. Love the bugs and leaves.