Flossie's Pinafore Goes Reversible

Ok, can I get a "How cute!"? I defy anyone (broody or not / with or without children) not to find these little dresses adorable! Embarrassingly, it was waaay back in January when Jeanette (aka Lazy Seamstress) asked me if I'd like to try out her Flossie's Pinafore pattern, but I'm glad I eventually got round to trying it out. The occasion couldn't have been better either - first birthday presents for two special little ladies!

The pattern itself is nice and simple, with just two pieces printed out on high quality paper. It has a sweet little front V-neck and I like that the buttons are actually at the back. I decided to go ahead and make my dresses reversible, so I skipped Jeanette's instructions altogether. As a result, they've come out a little more like tunics in length than dresses. Had I even glanced at the instructions beforehand, Jeanette clearly states that the pattern is designed to be short and advises that extra length might be necessary. So even though this pattern is really simple and highly versatile, I would recommend you at least look through Jeanette's helpful instructions.
The cherry on top in terms of my timing, is that everything in Jeanette's Etsy shop (Flossie's Garden) is currently on sale, including her pinafore kits which include the pattern, fabric, buttons and thread!

On an unrelated note, who's excited about One Week, One Pattern kicking off tomorrow? Are you taking part? I'm off to finish my fifth version of Colette Patterns' Hawthorn in the hope that I can create seven fun outfits...

24 comments:

  1. Super cute! I had that lobster fabric a while ago. Love it!!!

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    1. Yes, it's so cute...kinda want it for myself ;o)

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  2. Tunic are better for crawling babies - dresses get caught under their knees

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    1. That's good to know and makes me feel heaps better!

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  3. Very nice. Love your blog - found you on twitter :) I'm @crafterstreats and www.crafternoontreats.com xxx

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    1. Hey Kathryn, thanks so much for stopping by!

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  4. I second the comment about crawling. Tunics are perfect for one year olds!

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  5. Very cute - they appear to be reversible ? Are there buttons on both side ? If so is it bulky ?
    Thx -great job & fabric choices

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    1. Yes, they are indeed reversible! And yes, there are buttons on each side. The instructions cleverly suggested wedging a match under one of the buttons before you sew it on so that they don't end up being too tight. Works a treat!

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  6. These are very cute! I wonder if they could be adapted for adults, I love the button fastening on she shoulders :-)

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    1. I bet they could, it's a really simple shape!

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  7. Great fabrics! I just made some little kids dresses too and they are so fun/cute to make.

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    1. Yes, they are pretty fun to make due to the cute fabrics!

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  8. That lobster print! Bah! Amazing! I am not participating.... too many things in my list with self-imposed deadlines that won't happen haha

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    1. Haha, I hear ya Carlee! The only reason i could take part in OWOP is because I already had 3 Hawthorns sewn up ;o)

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  9. So happy to see you have made the pinafores, these are so cute! And yes, designed to be short for crawling babies, exactly as previous comments have said. :)

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    1. Thanks again so much for letting me try this pattern Jeanette! I'm so happy with the little pinafores!!!

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  10. Sweet child of mine! These are sooo cute! I am going to buy this pattern right now, it and my scrap bag are made for each other - and my friend who is having a girl will love them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Oh yay, so glad to hera you've been inspired to buy the pattern!

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  11. Now that is one clever pattern and you have sewed it beautifully!
    Yay for OWOP very excited love a challenge...especially a sewing one!
    bestest daisy j x

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