Sunday, October 6, 2013

Peasant dress and pinafore.

Remember this adorable "vintage" (early 80s) pattern and the chambray pinafore I made using it?



Well, I finally finished the little peasant dress that goes under the pinafore. It has been cut out and piled in my sewing area for a while, but I needed to change my serger thread for it, and you know how that goes. I finally got around to making it up today.

I'll be honest. By itself, it looks like a nightgown. In fact, done up in flannel, this pattern would make a super cute nightgown. But as day-wear, it's pretty shapeless and blah. I'm not really sold on it as a dress. I might shorten it to tunic length to wear over leggings ...

Except ...

Put it under the pinafore, and oh. my. freaking. goodness.

Maggie all dress up.


Maggie all dress up.


The overall effect is either completely ridiculous (Little Miss Muffet?), or ridiculously cute! I think Maggie pushes it into the latter category with her sheer charisma.

Maggie all dress up.


Maggie all dress up.


Miss Margaret owns the ruffles with her can-do attitude!

Maggie all dress up.


And her plain ol' attitude. Maggie has a look that means business. This is it.

Maggie all dress up.


Love ya, Maggie!

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