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.
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