6.28.2013

Roly-Poly Pinafore - Take Two


Remember when I said that I was going to start adding french knots to everything in sight?  Well it turns out that I wasn't far off from the truth because I just couldn't help myself when it came to adding french knots all over my second version of the Roly-Poly Pinafore.


After making one for C, O obviously needed her very own version to rock this summer and I really wanted to emphasize the swoopy lines (yes, that's my technical term) of the back by placing embroidery up and down the outside of each back panel.  If I was just a wee bit smarter I would have left off the embroidery where the buttonholes are supposed to go (oops) but I didn't, so instead I just sewed the buttons on so that they're now not functional.  Fortunately the pinafore can still be slipped over O's head (whew!).


The fabric is a lilac cotton lawn which has a bit of a shimmer to it and would have been lovely had I not been stretching the hell out of it while putting it in the embroidery hoop.  Because I was stretching the hell out of it though I over-stretched the fabric in a couple of places and if you look closely you can see a little bit of wonkiness.  I learned my lesson there - be kind to delicate fabric.  The lining fabric is cream colored cotton lawn leftover from these shorts.

Oh, and I made this version with pockets because even four year olds know that pockets rock!


And no post would be complete without a picture of the little photo-bomber, right?  She was just bound and determined to be in these pictures.

14 comments:

  1. there are zero words for how much i love this!!!

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  2. wow. so much work in that embroidery! Amazing!

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  3. ooh that embroidery is soooo pretty. after she outgrows it, you should frame it. it's a work of art:).

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  4. oh wow! this is beautiful and amazing!

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  5. LOVE the embroidery. I think I might start embroidering everything I make from now on.

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  6. Love the shot of O. with her hands thrust in her pockets! And C. is the cutest photo bomber ever. I'm so impressed at all of the work that went into this gorgeous Roly Poly!

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  7. <3 Love it! The embroidery border is just perfect. Oh, and the little one in the fluffy cloth diaper is adorable too :)

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  8. Ooooo it so pretty!!!

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  9. This is so pretty with the embroidery!

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  10. i love the lilac- it's so subtle and pretty. And the embroidery is gorgeous. you're good!!!

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  11. wow, this is absolutely amazing! my girls and i were looking at your other version and they were gushing about the awesomeness of it, too. you rocked both of them. and all of that embroidery? these might be heirloom pieces! so lovely!

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  12. wow is all I can say. Oh and also that it is gorgeous :)

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  13. Very cute embroidery, and lol at the substitute buttons :oD

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  14. hol-e-shit this is awesome!

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