Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Handmade Kids Wardrobe grows again with the Tui Pinafore

I was very fortunate to be able to test Sophie's newest pattern from Below the Kowhai.
What she didn't realise is that I had been looking at Pinafore ideas to make for my girl, only a week before she put the test call out! What perfect timing!!

This Pink corduroy had been sitting in my stash for a number of years, part of it was already made into a skirt for me that I never finished, along with some extra fabric, which unfortunately combined with the skirt, suffered from patches of fade damage from the sun streaming in where some of my fabric was folded in a bookcase 
 note to self not to do that again!

But with the bodice, straps and pockets didn't take up too much fabric, so I was able to cut around a lot of the the faded areas, which made me happy to be able to destash a bit more, and at the same time, finally use up this beautiful colour for my girl.....who naturally was thrilled because it was pink!

I had a lot of fun with the process of embroidering the pocket cuff and I reckon that detail finishes it off nicely, especially since I opted for a straight colour. 

I can see this being a favourite as its a great dress to run around in and climb trees, just the kind of thing a little country girl needs!

The top is another wardrobe staple I've added, which actually were a pair of leggings I made and quickly realised were too small because this jersey knit didn't have enough stretch!
Gah! You win some you lose some!
 But not to be defeated, I cut them apart and used them to make the sleeves, luckily I had enough already for the bodice front and back


The pattern is from a old Ottobre Magazine I have, and I opted for the contrast fabric around the shoulder and neckline.
 I've been having fun with making her T-Shirts a little different!

And while we were taking photos, we realised one of our Mountain Paw Paws has a bounty of fruit!


Which was quite exciting for this little fruit eater!



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