I bought this pattern ages ago at the Knitting and stitching show in Harrogate last November (If you've never been I'd definitely recommend it). I kept meaning to have a go with it but you know concentration, sewing machine and small baby do not go well together. And I just can't start a sewing project at night. I can knit, crochet in the evening but not sewing. So the other day I had a look at the pattern and managed to cut out my pieces whilst little L was awake. The pattern is so easy just two pieces of material. It is an Emma Garry pattern Reversible Pinny (there are some lovely things on her website have a look and get ready for the serious I wants I needs).
Ideally use two contrasting fabrics and then the dress is reversible. But I didn't have two so I used plain white cotton for the lining. I had bought a selection of outer fabrics - a bright red flowery, a cute vintage rose and a blue animals print. I chose the animals as I thought it would go well with navy leggings or jeans which she seems to be wearing a lot and the others I will make in the bigger size.
I traced the pattern onto some greaseproof paper and then pinned it to my fabric and cut out the two pieces. Then I pinned them together and stitched them. Easy and it looked good. I nearly went ahead and finished it that night but I had a little niggly feeling that I should try it on little L to check that it fit. So the next day I tried it on a tired baby after we got back from playgroup. And she really didn't like it but then I realised a pin was sticking in her neck (naughty mummy!). It didn't fit at all. So I turned it inside out and made the straps and neck opening bigger. Still didn't fit so then I attached buttons and get me I used the fancy nancy automatic button hole foot on my machine!!
It still doesn't fit hence no photo of it on. The size was 2 and she is only 16 mths. The armholes are just too tight. Shame as it looks lovely. I will make another as I have the pattern in size 3 but I'm not convinced that would be big enough.
This would be nice in lightweight corduroy or a nice christmassy material?
Bye for now x