Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Kitschy Coo Penny Pinafore - Mother/Daughter version!

Of course, the Penny Pinafore had to have a pint sized equvalent. Introducing the Mini Penny Pinafore!
Here they are in tunic length and with long sleeves. The pattern includes options for three lengths in the adult sizes and two in the girls' range, as well as three sleeve lengths. Myra is wearing a size 5Y and I am wearing a size 3. This was my first version for myself, so I've made a few minor fit tweaks for later versions, but I'm really pleased with how well it fits me here without alteration.
The pattern is based on the Skater dress/Lady Skater block, so you'll find the fit is about the same, and any alterations you needed on the Skater are easily transferred to the Penny Pinafore, but with the added fit options provided by the panel seams.
I made our tunics from a mid-weight Ponte knit from fabric.com. It has maybe 10-15% stretch, so you can definitely get away with using those heavier knits for this design. Stay tuned though for a look at how it works in a thinner jersey and in some other lengths.
Myra and I are both very happy with our tunics. They are comfortable, cute and super fun to sew! In fact, one of these whips up in about an hour, whatever length you make!
Come on, Myra. Let's go make a couple more Penny Pinafores. What are you waiting for? Go get your pattern! Here is the Penny Pinafore and the Mini Penny Pinafore. Download your PDF and get sewing!

25 comments:

  1. How cute! I love them both.

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  2. I've seen these photos but it still makes me squee and say thing like "ZOMG ADORBS LOLZ".

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  3. Awwww, twinsies! You gals look absolutely adorable!

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  4. Aww, as soon as I saw the opening photo I had to come read. You guys both look great!!

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  5. OMG, that is just totally adorable! Two peas in a pod. You two look gorgeous.

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  6. Always loved having a mother that sewed. I remember being so pleased when she made us outfits that matched. Makes me sentimental when I see others doing the same.

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  7. So cute! Yours looks nice too :)

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  8. Me, too! My mother sewed and I always loved getting matching outfits. :) Myra asks for them now. Makes me smile,

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  9. :) Thanks! She's a good little mini-model.

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  10. Thank you! That girl loves the camera! :)

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  11. This is so adorable!! You both look wonderful!

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  12. Oh I love these! The fabric is gorgeous, the matchy mother-daughter thing is too cute, and the pattern makes for a really nice fit. :-)

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  13. I love these! I bought this pattern after seeing your and Heather's versions. It looks great as a dress or tunic. Myra looks adorable in hers!

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  14. I think I like this version best! You two are so cute together.

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  15. Love the fit with this pattern!! It's so fabulous!

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  16. It is fun!! Myra gets such a kick out of it. :)

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  17. Thanks! I've been wearing the heck out of the tunic versions I've made. They're so useful!

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  18. I love each and every version you've sewn up! You did a great job with your fabric choices. I love the matching mother/daughter tunics!

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