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Monday, January 20, 2014

Mini Penny Pinafores


My girls are benefiting from the Penny Pinafore bandwagon - in the Mini version. These are only slightly more involved than a t-shirt and it's fun to mix and match the fabrics. I managed to eke out 3 garments just from my oddly shaped scraps.

I made Sara a tunic length, since she most definitely will not wear a dress. It's generously sized (the women's version is fitted) and works well in a sweatshirt fleece. You can see it's a bit big on her, so the tunic length would normally be a little shorter.




And little sisters got versions in regular jersey. As I said, these were scraps, so the girls recognized the fabrics from previous garments. They were so pleased to have them again in different iterations.

I might as well use up the mustache fabric while it's the rage. (I noticed Girl Charlee still has it in stock...FYI.)



And lastly, Grace got a Skater Dress, also a Kitschy Coo pattern. This fun print was also from Girl Charlee. I actually made this one in the fall and, alas, that light green ribbing isn't keeping up appearances very well...


20 comments:

  1. these are so cute! I really love the mustache fabric :)

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! The girls wear these all the time.

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  2. Nice work. I'm eying that pattern for both Emily and myself.

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    1. Thanks, Stephanie - this has been a pattern success considering how much my girls have worn their pinafores.

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  3. They grow so fast and these will pinafores will stay usable for a while. It's great they love their fabrics too.

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    1. You're right - and I did size them up a little for that reason.

      It didn't take much to teach them to love fabric!

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  4. Very cute clothing! I love the two fabric looks on the girls as well as your own outfits!

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  5. How cute are they and comfy too!

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    1. Thanks, Philippa. You can't beat comfy.

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  6. The tunics and dresses look great! I bet they'll get a lot of wear.:)

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. They have already been through the wash many times. Molly says it is her favorite dress.

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  7. They all look pleased with their pinafores :) And that was fast sewing!

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    1. Thanks - it does speed up the sewing to stitch the same pattern back to back!

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  8. It's amazing how different fabric gives your, and the girl's, tunics such different looks. And how great that you were able to use large scraps. Everyone looks so pleased. I'll bet they wear them often.

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    1. Audrey - that's the great thing about fabric (it can also be the frustrating thing about different fabrics...)

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  9. These are great! It looks so different with the various fabrics. I have the pattern for my girls but I need to trace it out. That is my least favorite thing to do. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! Interfacing is probably my least favorite. Just when I think I'm getting started, ugh, I have to dig out the interfacing.

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  10. All three look so cute and comfy too! I really adore that last green, blue and apricot print fabric; it's just gorgeous :)

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn. I loved that jungle-y print so much I had to force myself to use it instead of letting it languish. I was never going to find the perfect garment for it.

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