Monday, March 12, 2012

Sew Lovely

I'm pretty confident calling myself a beginning sewer.  I've made a few bags and done some minor sewing projects, but up until a few weeks ago, I'd never actually made clothes.  For whatever reason, I am pretty intimidated by the thought of making clothes for myself or anyone else.  With all that fabric, something is bound to go wrong.

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...

1 comment:

  1. Great job on the pinafore!
    I'm working on one right now, and I borrowed your image of the pinafore from One-Yard Wonders. I hope that's okay, but if not, lemme know and I'll take it down.

    Here's the link of where I've posted it: