One of my favorite sewing patterns for girl’s is the RolyPolyPinafore by Imagine Gnats. It confuses some parents before they see the item on the child, as pinafores and apron tunics seem like a forgotten fashion. However, this pattern is so easy and quick to make, and is so versatile to wear, I really think it is a must have for girls.
The pinafore pattern comes in a variety of sizes and I just love it! I don’t even have a girl child and I bought the pattern just to make some for friends! Seriously, a new sewist could sit down and make one in an hour. The pattern is three pieces, sewn flat. The buttons are the only thing giving the dress dimensions or shape.
The cross over straps keep it both comfortable and easy to put on or take off. Whipped up in some multi-color focus fabrics, add in a tshirt and leggings and you are good to go. I also think this pattern would make an adorable kitchen apron, or even an art cover too. The layers are great for weather of all sorts, and for keeping little ones clean!
The best part of making clothes for children are the fun details and the bold use of color. This 80’s mixed-tape pinafore is lined in a magenta pink with fun shaped buttons. I can’t wait to see it on the little lady I made it for!
This Peter Rabbit fabric is adorable. I had wanted to make my son some pajama’s from it, but the pattern repeat isn’t well suited for pajamas. However, it makes the most darling Spring pinafore ever!
This pinafore is lined in a soft grey, opaque enough to back the picturesque animals. The buttons are really gorgeous, I lucked out on those being on sale. Why are (Italian) buttons so expensive?
Both pinafores took me under two hours from start to finish, made in a size 2t for a darling little girl’s birthday. I am sure she will have fun wearing them this Spring!
Now if only there was this pattern in my size!