I am so excited to be a part of the roly-poly blog tour today! I am also excited to finally be able to share our mama and Violet creation (it's been made for a while now just waiting on pictures).
You might remember seeing another roly-poly pinafore here several weeks ago when I had the opportunity to be one of Rachael's (of Imagine Gnats) pattern testers. Violet and I both loved that first pinafore, so when I was asked if I wanted to make another roly-poly for the blog tour I, of course, said yes!
This pattern is a great project for a beginner sewer and it comes together pretty quickly. The directions are clear and easy to follow. The roly-poly pinafore pattern comes in sizes 6 months to 10 years so you will get loads of use out of it, trust me, you won't be making just one! And, it has pocket options, not to mention it's reversible! Such a fun pattern.
For this pinafore I thought I'd let Violet get in on the design fun a bit herself. I cut the pattern out of white linen and then gave it to her to design. She used Fabric Fun Pastel Dye Sticks just as we did when we decorated bags with her preschool. I gave her free reign of the project. She took a while to decide what she wanted to do, and then, because of the detail of it, worked on it in stages, but it turne out beautifully! I am amazed at her design and drawings! I am amazed at her design and drawings!
While she was working on her side...I was working on mine...
I used a light blue linen blend and added a sunshine applique and ric rac and ribbon rainbow. The clouds were made with a gel bleach pen and then I used some of the Pastel Dye Sticks to define the outer edge a bit more. I opted for snaps this go around instead of buttons, I just wanted to give it a try. I made the size 5T again this time around since that is what I made the last time. At the time I observed that it was a bit on the big side, but that it wasn't too big, especially when wearing a shirt underneath. I probably should have followed Violet's measurements (ahem, which Rachael strongly recommends, oops) this time around and made a 4T seeing that she won't be wearing shirts underneath her pinafores this summer, but alas, I didn't. It is a bit on the large size, although it doesn't seem to bother Violet. I am currently debating whether or not to shorten the straps, but then again it will fit her longer this way, right.
Either way, she loves it!
I love how proud and happy she is about her new pinafore that she helped to make.
the flowers ease their way around the sides... (This little sunshine in her armpit cracks me up...) around to the back, wrapped in flowers... And, we all know that flowers need a little rain and sun to grow...
Of course, there wasn't much sun on this day...and this little girl was just too excited to stand still for long, I guess she likes this side too. It's fun and cheery. It's a bit kitchy, but then again so is my old tic-tac-toe dress and we both loved that dress!
Here's a quick little view of the clouds on the back... Oh, and see, I told you that those ruffled fancy pants were perfect for this pinafore and the matching was totally accidental. And, before I go, wouldn't you love to get your hands on this pattern to sew one or more up for the summer? You can buy the pattern here, but I also get to give one away!
To enter leave me a comment, you can earn two bonus entries, one, by liking Buzzmills on Facebook, and two, by liking Imagine Gnats on Facebook. That's three possible entries. I will leave the giveaway open until the end of the day next Thursday. Good Luck!
Have a great day!
****Giveaway Closed, the winner is: Stacy Alfano.
Congratulations Stacy I will email you shortly!****