Monday, 9 October 2017

pinafore dresses for Emily

I made a couple more bindings to add to my steadily growing pile. If the colours are right, it's very handy not having to make new bindings for every quilt.

Then I decided to make Miss Emily a pinafore dress with some fabric I'd got out of the remnant bin a few months ago. I used this pattern which has been in my pattern collection since the last millenium.

I made view 1 but wasn't sure that it was long enough.

After consulting with Debbie who measured a pinfore that Emily owns already, we decided I needed to lengthen it by 2" which I did with a flounce. Much better.

Then I made another ...

and another ...

Aren't they adorable? Best bit is they fit her - with room for growth - so that's very pleasing.

Debbie asked me if I'd make a few more bibs so I did. I cut 2 the same size as before and 3 just a smidge longer.

One of the 3 longer ones needed the towelling backing to be joined so I covered the join with a piece of the sticky fingers print I'd used on the front. Quite an appropriate print for a sticky-fingered baby!

18 comments:

  1. Gorgeous little pinafores.
    I am itching to get on with some similar type of dresses for my Marlowe now that I have my new overlocker.
    Hugs-x-

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. A new overlocker? How exciting! :o)

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  2. Beautiful! I love little dresses like that. You can put a long-sleeved bodysuit and some tights or leggings underneath and she can wear them right through the winter. The bibs are adorable too. You're such a wonderful grandma.

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. My girls were in pinafore dresses a lot when they were wee so I know Emily will get a lot of wear out of these. :o)

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  3. The pinafore dresses are lovely, Emily is going to look so pretty in them. I actually prefer them with the little frill so I think making that first one a little too short worked out for the best. I don't think you can have too many bibs, can you?

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    1. I agree with you, Jo. I think the frill just sets them off. You're also right about the bibs - you can definitely not have too many of those! :o)

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  4. The pinafores and bibs are so sweet - she is a very lucky girl to have such a talented Granny!!

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  5. Beautiful pinafores. Love the owl print. Enily is a lucky young lady

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  6. So cute & one lucky little lady. I made similar dungarees for my three when small & a pinafore for DD, but not one of those for the boys. Take care.

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    1. Thanks, Susan. Yes, I made a few pinafores - and dungarees - for our girls when they were wee. It looks like I'm keeping up the tradition for Emily! :o)

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  7. Cuuuuute - love those wee dresses! 😍😍😍

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  8. Haha -- you're pinafore-addicted! They're darling Anne!!!

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  9. They are gorgeous! I have the top material stashed away. I'm here from Sheila's blog xxx

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    1. Thanks, Rachel. And thanks for taking the time to comment! :o)

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