We settled on this pattern:
It was a darling sweet pinafore in a lavender print with a pink reverse and an eyelet ruffle. Bloomers and cutesy Peter Rabbit buttons completed the outfit. We made a size 6-9 months.
I packed it away in my baby hope chest of sorts and many years passed before motherhood arrived. P was born in May which meant her, 6-9 months fell in wintertime and the pinafore stayed tucked away and still remains unworn.
I was pretty giddy when Imagine Gnats offered me a chance to be part of the blog tour and review the Roly-Poly Pinafore pattern! Yay! I can make one for P to wear now and maybe make one for later too!
We ventured up to Salem over Memorial Day weekend and I discovered Greenbaum's Quilted Forest. It is loaded with a super fantastic fabric assortment and they give you 10% off your entire purchase during the entire month of your birthday! Lucky me!
P chose Michael Miller Fabrics in Fantasy Forest and Ta Dot.
The pattern printed and fit together easy. It has a pocket option which I did not do because P could care less about pockets. If you would like the entire side to be one fabric it is easy enough to tape the pattern pieces together and cut the fabric that way.
Either I was distracted enough by J playing around me or I was just absent minded when I cut out my fabric but I ended up cutting one of the back sides out upside down in the Forest Fantasy print and living 3 hours away from the fabric store where I purchased it I was feeling pretty lousy. I dug through my fabric stash and found a fat quarter of a turquoise print that would blend in just fine. I re-cut my upside down piece and blocked out the top in the turquoise. All was not lost. Just buy a bit of extra fabric if you are working with a directional print.
This is the final stop for the Roly-Poly Pinafore review blog tour. Please visit the other participating blogs for more inspiration and a whole lot of "WOW!!!":
If you would like to purchase the pattern you may do so here: Imagine Gnats Etsy store
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