Monday, April 2, 2012

New pinny for winter

I've finally managed to get another item ticked off my 'to sew' list. This time it's a little corduroy pinafore for baby A to wear this winter.

The pattern is Simplicity 3808 and I was heavily influenced by this version from Made by Rae. In fact I think I prefer her version - love the green and black together! But hey, I had to be at least a little creative so went with violet and cream instead.

The fabric is all from Spotlight. I rarely shop there and if I do it's just for basics. But last visit I found their new Japanese cotton lawn, and it's lovely. Nice one Spotlight! I picked up a bit to use for another project, and the scraps made a sweet little facing for this dress.

The pattern went together well, it's pretty simple. The sizing seems a bit off to me. This is actually supposed to be a top (tunic) but it's huge. It goes right down to baby A's ankles. It's pretty roomy in the body too but it will see her through winter, and will be good for layering.

Tadah! Love the pretty little facings... and I'm quite fond of the piping too.

Bodice detail.

I love these buttons, which I picked them up in the craft district in Hong Kong last year. I think of them as constellation buttons, as there are so many ways to thread them and they remind me of little constellations. I wish I had bought more. They were only a couple of cents each and I'm kicking myself.