When Jodi from Sew Fine Fabric contacted me to ask if I would like to try out some of her fabric for a project, I was like " Ummmm... YES!!!
So I made a pinafore and matching Peter Pan collar blouse with the fabric she sent me.
I totally love this logo!
But seriously, the fabrics over there are organic and also very stylish.
A winning combination.
I couldn't decide what to use so I asked her to just send me something she liked.
She sent me Peacock Paisley and Lotus Blossom, both organic fabrics by the designer Monaluna.
I really like them both!
I thought it would be fun to try these more modern fabrics in a traditional style.
I was curious to see how that might look.
So I used this pattern from 1981 by McCall's I had in my stash.
I have been sort of obsessed with this classic pinafore style lately and have been working on a few versions myself, trying to make what i consider the perfect pinafore.
This one is close and a very typical style of the pinafore from the 70's. I think I had a dress like this myself.
But my favorite little girls pinafore is a 40's version.
This pinafore style is a jumper and can either be worn with a blouse or without one, as shown on the pattern cover. But little girls don't seem to wear these pinafores without shirts anymore. I think it would be cute with a tank top under it too.
Strangely, a lot of modern patterns for girls have longer hemlines and are actually more modest than some of the vintage styles.
I like to see knees! Little knees are so cute.
We found these shoes by Primigi up in her shoe basket.
I bought then at the thrift shop but they weren't really Gigi's style.
She's more of a Converse and Crocs girl but she agreed to wear these for "the picture".
What a great model she is!
She is turning into such a ham for the camera! She thought up all these poses.
I love this shot. It was about 7:30 in the morning and I could not see this ray of sun through my camera lens.
If you would like to see more sewing and craft related posts consider adding Sew Country Chick to your rss feed reader. Or follow with Facebook, Twitter, or Friend Connect!
Hi Amy. Its just some bias tape on the ruffles.Its easy plus I didn't have to hem it.ReplyDelete
Adorable!!! I love ,love the pattern and the fabric. and Gigi is such a sweet /pretty model..ReplyDelete
So cute! The model is adorable. I also like when little knees are shown. I need to start making more pinafores, I love them, they are so cute on little kids.ReplyDelete
I am working on a pinafore pattern.Delete
This is super sweet, Justine! Gigi is really growing up! That blouse pinafore combo is so pretty, and I really like your fabric placement and use of bias.ReplyDelete
Thank you Abigail!Delete
So pretty! I love the dress and I am in love with the fabrics you chose!ReplyDelete
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.ReplyDelete
Wow, your photographs are so nice and capture your daughter and her outfit so well. They look like they could be right out of a magazine.ReplyDelete
I'm obsessed with vintage patterns and pinafores for my granddaughters! Love this!ReplyDelete
Stay tuned . I have a few more in the worksDelete
What a lovely outfit :) This pinni looks very sweet with the shirt. The shirt can be warm with so many things, too :) The fabrics are fun :) Having a little girl who would do anything to get out of a photo-shoot I am jealous of your little one's posing abilities :)ReplyDelete
Hi Jenya. She might grow out of it!Delete
Incredibly pretty! Great job! Your little one makes me smile since she is so cute!ReplyDelete
That fabric is so pretty and I love the pattern! Your model is just so dern cute! -Marci @ Stone Cottage AdventuresReplyDelete
Such an adorable dress with really cute fabric! Love it!ReplyDelete
and I still have that pattern! Thanks for showing me what it would look like in a more modern day fabric. enJOYedReplyDelete
Love the vintage outfits you made, Justine! It reminds me of my childhood dresses too :)ReplyDelete