Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ottobre 03/2004-7

I managed to get this little cutie done just in time for Christmas!

I originally intended to make it out of the vintage corduroy that my mother gave me, but I just couldn't bring myself to cut it for an untried pattern.   I have been in love with Vintage Dots forever, so when I saw some in corduroy at Hobby Lobby I snatched it up.  It's perfect for this little pinafore.

How cute is this little pocket?!  Myra has been tucking cars into it all morning.   This pattern has a lot of sweet little details, like the pleated, beaded pocket.  The hemline has elastic sewn in at the sides, which gives it a sweet shape.  All of the seams are topstitched.  It isn't obvious, since I used cream thread, but it is a nice touch.  The only thing I might change for the next time would be the straps.  They're hemmed on all sides, and I think I'd have preferred to make them as loops so there wasn't an underside.

But Myra's happy!  Bring on the presents!!

9 comments:

gwensews said...

Myra does look happy in her new Christmas frock! I imagine it was fun at your house yesterday!

Pammie said...

Absolutely adorable - Love the dots!!

Anonymous said...

so precious!

Liz said...

Perfect. I know what you maen about top stitching - and that pocket is adorable. I've had that magazine on my Christmas list for several years now with no luck. I think it is time to break down and order it for myself.

beangirl said...

That is so cute!!! I am always a sucker for

1) pinafores/jumpers (there's some confusion in our English/American household about that) and

2) baby-wale corduroy in tiny cute prints

You've put them together perfectly. I'm going to have to see if I have this issue and if so why I never saw this pattern. So CUTE!!

Kitschy Coo said...

Lovely little pinafore!

Michelle said...

So cute! What a great Christmas dress for Myra!

julia said...

Adorable!!! Hopes for a wonderful 2010!

kbenco said...

Darling overall dress. I am glad she is really using that sweet pocket!