I made a little vintage pinafore during Kids Clothes Week. It’s a cute and free little crossover pinafore pattern from Smashed Peas and Carrots, and I’ve made like three of them over the last couple of years.
I actually wanted to make a vintage pinafore pattern from a Golden Hands magazine I inherited from my Grandma, but I already had this free little crossover pinafore cut out of the same fabric I used for these city gym shorts.
I did love the carriage on the vintage pinafore though (and so does she), and come on, Traveling theme here! Only it’s the stuffy that goes a-travelin’! She won’t actually leave her stuffy in there, but oh well, her choice.
I followed the instructions for attaching the carriage in Golden Hands, although I did add some interfacing to make sure the carriage wasn’t floppy. The loop is the handle of the carriage, and in my haste I left that out, but it was easy enough to add back in using my seam ripper and top stitching.
The crossover is very cute and airy for summer. It’s a little big on her still, but she’ll be able to wear it with a long sleeve shirt come winter. My older daughter has been able to wear her crossover pinafores until she was 3!
I used vintage sheets for the lining of the pinafore and the lining of the carriage. I found this blue and white polka dot floral vintage sheets on Etsy awhile back, and they matched the dogs pretty well.
I still plan on making the pinafore from Golden Hands. Here’s the back:
As you can see, I’m behind in posting what I’ve made. There’s so much I’ve made, I just need to get better at remembering to take pictures when we’re wearing our me-mades!