For the longest time, I was intimidated by sewing clothing. I was making tons of bags, wallets, iPad cases, etc., but the thought of making something that actually had to fit someone and look good was scary. Along came Rachael from imagine gnats, who is constantly posting cute pics of things she makes for her girls to wear. When she asked me to test out her roly-poly pinafore pattern, it was the final push I needed to give garment sewing a go. And now I seem to be slightly addicted! Oops!
Really, though, if you have never sewn a garment, this is a great pattern to start out with. It's cute, simple, functional, and can be made your own in a thousand different ways. Have you stopped by the other blog tour spots? There are some really amazing designs! I chose to go a little more simple and focus on my sewing technique, but I did split the front into two different fabrics to give it a color-blocked look. I made it fully reversible, with buttons on both sides. My girlie loved the pockets on the original test version that I sewed up, but I hit a mind block when trying to figure out how to do pockets accessible from both sides of the reversible look. After I decided to omit them altogether, I realized that I just needed two sets of pockets, one on each side. Oh well--there's always next time. Because there will be many next times with this one.
|I took the time to really work on my pleats and |
especially since I used contrasting thread!
|One happy roly-poly girlie!|
You can also purchase the pattern right now on Etsy here.
Be sure to visit the rest of the stops on the the tour!