But, being as this is the year of progress, I decided to give it a go, and I made a little something for my niece, Dee, who is turning four. She is the most adorable, precocious child on the face of the planet. I mean, just look at her:
Gah, so cute! I looked through all my crafty books and scoured the Internet for a perfect birthday project, finally landing on the Toddler Pinafore Smock Top from One Yard Wonders:
Source: One Yard Wonders
I purchased some purple fabric with white polka dots, and knowing my proclivity for screwing things up, went for a yard and a half, just in case. Good thing too. I totally blew it, and ended up using every last bit of fabric I bought.
It was, after I figured everything out, rather easy. And it turned out so cute!
I kept the fabric simple, because my niece is fond of dressing herself, and I used white twill tape for the ties at the back to play off of the tiny white polka dots.
The best part? Besides being adorable, a pinafore truly is a year-round garment: pair it with pants and long sleeves in the winter, and shorts and short sleeves in the summer.
I hope she likes it!
All in all, a good first clothing project. Next time, I'll have to try something in my own size...