Old school

April 28, 2011


I made this little pinafore for Isabella last night. The fabric reminds me of the winter tunic I used to wear in primary school!


I used the "Tropical blend" pattern from the latest Ottobre magazine but adapted the hemline and added the bias binding.


We took some photos this morning. I enticed Isabella outside to look at the mist...but she decided it was called mischief and kept saying, "Look at the mischief!"


Most of my photos looked like the one above, a regular game of running away from Mummy!


Isabella loves the dress as she loves anything with pockets.  These have a bit of novelty factor too as they are circle shaped. I am looking forward to making a few more winter items for the girls' wardrobe.  I have made a sweet corduroy dress for Juliette but I can't post it yet because it is for her first birthday next week - time is flying by!


Details:
Fabric - 70 cm wool/viscose blend (from Spotlight), 40 cm printed cotton
Pattern -  Tropical blend dress from Ottobre 3/2011
Bits and bobs -  2 covering buttons

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25 comments

  1. She looks like mischief to me! This is lovely...& just like my tunic too. Gorgeous work.

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  2. Beautiful photos! I love that the pockets are circles - they look great!
    Defnitely looks like mischief! :)

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. Absolutely love this tunic - you might think the grey looks a little old fashioned but the yellow really lifts and brightens it up to a very sweet dress (and yes, I used to wear a grey tunic too, with box pleats in the skirt - yuck!).

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  4. I really like your 'adaptations'! The yellow floral against the gray looks really nice.:)

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  5. I really need to get over my fear of Ottobre patterns. All of the things you sew are so cute.

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  6. This is just gorgeous! Love the colour combinations :) K

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  7. She looks so cute in the dress and has such a georgeous cheeky smile! If school dresses had that lovely lemon fabric on them I don't think I would have minded wearing them.

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  8. Simple. Gorgeous. And I have to agree with Kirst - looks like mischief to me too! ;) So cute.
    You have done a great job. I love the bias binding. I've not used Ottobre patterns... do they do cool things for boys too?

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  9. i love this tunic! Grey and yellow is the perfect colour combo in my books. Might make one for myself........
    I especially love the yellow floral fabric. Is that from Spotlight too? Would love to get my hands on some

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  10. Fantastic little tunic. She looks very happy in it! Along with everyone else I LOVE those pockets!

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  11. I remember the bolting away from Mum age and also the LOVE of pockets. Everything had to have pockets, to keep " treasure" in. the dress is great, i do love yellow and grey.

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  12. Suz - Just found you through AMB and I love your blog! Lots of crafty ideas, and love the up-cycling ;-) Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!

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  13. The matching bias trim & covered buttons add a gorgeous feature to the tunic. Isabella looks mighty pleased with herslf and so she should be ~ she's adorable xx

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  14. Mischief all right - all around & all over that face...! ;)

    Beautiful.

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