Monday, March 24, 2014

Mini Penny Pinafore: Deer, and bunnies and gnomes, oh my!

I bought this fabric in the fall, thinking the colors would make a nice autumn look. Ahem. Or spring...
Of course, I bought it fully intending to flagrantly copy the Mini Penny Pinafore cover look, as modeled by the lovely Maia.
I ended up making mine a little different though. The main thing is the short sleeve. Since we are in fact, slowly defrosting here in Utah, I decided she'd probably not be wearing her long sleeve dresses much longer, so short was the way to go. I just hemmed the sleeve, rather than banding it, since the length was dictated by how much fabric I had left.
Since I was doing a short sleeve, I had enough of the center panel fabric to do these sleeves to match it, rather than matching the sleeve to the side panel.
I used the side panel fabric for the neckband though. This Lillestof cotton-lycra jersey has such good recovery, it really is great for neckbands. I added a little bunny ribbon tag to the back neckline, to make dressing easier. I think the cheeky little bunny is Myra's favorite part.
I had just enough fabric left to make Myra a pair of undershorts for modesty purposes. The playground can be a treacherous place.
I love how nicely this pattern fits Myra, both front and back. And it's so cute!
Perfect for playtime.

13 comments:

  1. Love it as always. I'm sure Myra doesn't mind that it's now a "spring" dress. ;)

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  2. Perfect for anytime! Such a cute piece of fabric.

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  3. That fabric is fab, and the dress is just gorgeous. Lucky Myra (and her Barbies too!)

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  4. Gorgeous work and Myra looks great and happy and comfy in her new dress. TFS!

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  5. Thanks! I just love these crazy, kitschy prints. They're so fun!

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  6. I started doing that with all her dresses last summer. Definitely the way to go! Except when she wants to wear them by themselves...

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  7. Thanks! She'd not quite that fashion advanced to be picky about browns for spring. Not yet...

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