Hi Peeps! Are ya’ll enjoying your “hump” day? Mine’s going well thus far; however I have to get off the ‘ol tuchas and make something for dinner but I’m not sure what yet so I thought instead of doing that I’d post pictures of the finished pinafore!
So, the pinafore. It’s definitely a frivolous, silly thing, but I do love it.
Ha ha, ignore the “bustle” look there, that’s the built in “skirt marker” on my dress form! As you can see, this dress is put on by buttoning up the back. I do so love a back button blouse, so why not a back button dress?
This was a pretty easy project to make up, that is, once I sourced a ruffle pattern piece off another pinafore pattern in my collection (see why it’s good to buy patterns of similar dresses?) I actually made no modifications to this pattern at all. I’ve discovered that if I cut a 1940s size 36″ bust for some reason it always fits like a dream. Whodda thunk?
I put this baby on shortly after completing her sans belt and it looked, well, oddly frumpy. However, once I threw the belt on and it cinched in the waist a bit, the whole effect was much better. I see wearing this to an outdoor festival or on a picnic of some kind. I’m bound and determined to wear PLENTY of vintage this summer as the locals seem to be a bit hostile about people who dress . . . differently.
Okay, guess I better go rustle up some grub!