Hello! Today is my stop on the Roly-Poly blog hop. `
This little girl had enough before I was able to shoot the reversible side. I was one of the lucky ones to receive this pattern from Imagine Gnats to review. This is my fourth article of clothing I have ever made. You can see one, two, and three here. I am not sure why I do not make more clothes!!
The Roly Poly Pinafore is an easy pattern and perfect for a beginner who can sew a straight line and understand basic sewing terminology and instructions. I could easily see a mother and daughter team sewing this up together. It's a pattern that can teach sewing skills to younger children. I LOVE that this dress is reversible. As someone who has little storage in her home, I love clothes that can double duty.
I also love that I can customize this pattern. Pockets, no pockets, or add a decorative detail like I did with the placket. (The placket is an original design I did and is not included in the pattern.) Two looks, one dress. My kind of a pattern!
Do note: The pattern instructs you to sew a pleat in the front, which I changed a bit because I wanted to add a placket. I made my pleat open a little wider and did not stitch it down the front. I also used regular Steam a Seam, the only fusible webbing I had on hand. This did not allow me to press around the neck area resulting in a slight bib like look for the the front, but I really like how it turned out, even with a peek of my reversible fabric on the front! It did not affect the integrity of the dress, but if you want to make a placket without a little bit of the reversible fabric showing, I think a light fusible webbing will do the trick.
Want to see what the others made? Here's the roundup.
Would you like to try this pattern out for yourself? Rachael is graciously giving away her pattern to one lucky owen's olivia reader.
Leave me a comment below telling me something you have planned for the summer. My little family and I packed our bags and drove from North Carolina to California to live there for the summer! I'll pick a winner on Monday.
You can purchase a pattern here.
Dress - Pattern by Imagine Gnats. Original design made by me. Quilt designed and made by me.