A pinafore and blouse from a 1981 pattern

When Jodi from Sew Fine Fabric contacted me to ask if I would like to try out some of her fabric for a project, I was like ” Ummmm… YES!!!
So I made a pinafore and matching Peter Pan collar blouse with the fabric she sent me.
 I totally love this logo!
So cute.
But seriously, the fabrics over there are organic and also very stylish.
A winning combination.
I couldn’t decide what to use so I asked her to just send me something she liked.
She sent me Peacock Paisley and Lotus Blossom, both organic fabrics by the designer Monaluna.
I really like them both!
I thought it would be fun to try these more modern fabrics in a traditional style.
I was curious to see how that might look.
 So I used this pattern from 1981 by McCall’s I had in my stash.
I have been sort of obsessed with this classic pinafore style lately and have been working on  a few versions myself, trying to make what i consider the perfect pinafore.
This one is close and a very typical style of the pinafore from the 70’s. I think I had a dress like this myself.
 But my favorite little girls pinafore is a 40’s version.
 This pinafore style is a jumper and can either be worn with a blouse or without one, as shown on the pattern cover. But little girls don’t seem to wear these pinafores without shirts anymore. I think it would be cute with a tank top under it too.
Strangely, a lot of modern patterns for girls have longer hemlines and are actually more modest than some of the vintage styles.
I like to see knees! Little knees are so cute.
 We found these shoes by Primigi up in her shoe basket.
I bought then at the thrift shop but they weren’t really Gigi’s style.
She’s more of a Converse and Crocs girl but she agreed to wear these for “the picture”.
What a great model she is!
 She is turning into such a ham for the camera! She thought up all these poses.

I love this shot. It was about 7:30 in the morning and I could not see this ray of sun through my camera lens.

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-McKenzie

Comments

  1. amy mayen says

    I love the fabrics, she chose well! I like the trim on the ruffles- what did you use, and how did you do it? I should ask on fb…easier to reply:) I’ll find ya somewhere tomorrow and harass about it lol

    She’s a sweetie- and looks just like you!

    • Justine/ Sew Country Chick says

      Hi Amy. Its just some bias tape on the ruffles.Its easy plus I didn’t have to hem it.

  2. Sew Blessed Maw says

    Adorable!!! I love ,love the pattern and the fabric. and Gigi is such a sweet /pretty model..

  3. Olga Becker says

    So cute! The model is adorable. I also like when little knees are shown. I need to start making more pinafores, I love them, they are so cute on little kids.

  4. A.J.A. says

    This is super sweet, Justine! Gigi is really growing up! That blouse pinafore combo is so pretty, and I really like your fabric placement and use of bias.

  5. Shirley Ann says

    Wow, your photographs are so nice and capture your daughter and her outfit so well. They look like they could be right out of a magazine.

  6. Carol Pack Urban says

    I’m obsessed with vintage patterns and pinafores for my granddaughters! Love this!

  7. Jenya @ While she was sleeping says

    What a lovely outfit 🙂 This pinni looks very sweet with the shirt. The shirt can be warm with so many things, too 🙂 The fabrics are fun 🙂 Having a little girl who would do anything to get out of a photo-shoot I am jealous of your little one’s posing abilities 🙂

  8. Joanie's Trendy Quilts says

    Incredibly pretty! Great job! Your little one makes me smile since she is so cute!

  9. Stone Cottage Adventures says

    That fabric is so pretty and I love the pattern! Your model is just so dern cute! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  10. JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ says

    and I still have that pattern! Thanks for showing me what it would look like in a more modern day fabric. enJOYed