Thursday, December 15, 2011

Crossover Pinafore for JJ

My lovely friend Jodi from Art By Wiley welcomed a new addition to her family recently with the arrival of her new baby girl. I just love sewing for baby girls!! I find boys a bit trickier, maybe because I don't have one?

Here is what I made for this new sweet girl:

You may know this pattern, I have blogged about it before, it is the Crossover Pinafore Pattern from Smashed Peas and Carrots. I love it for a couple of reasons - the sewing project itself is simple, quick and great for beginners. The dress is very versatile - in summer they can wear it as it is, in winter it is great over a long sleeved tee and leggings, and as they grow they can wear it as a little top.

I took a departure from the traditional pink and went for a teal theme instead. This pinafore is reversible, so the outer fabric is Zoology in Sea by Michael Miller and I embellished it with some gorgeous big pearly buttons.

Inside I went for a simple teal with white polka dots and some grey buttons.

Love a reversible dress - if you are out and they spill food on themselves just flip it and you have a clean outfit!

Here it is from the back view, the crossover straps are very cute when the dress is on.

Love those hippos! Enjoy baby JJ!

Any suggestions or links for sewing for new baby boys?


  1. Love that fabric! It's much harder to find boys patterns.

  2. So so cute Roz! Makes me want to have another baby girl... cluck cluck!

  3. I love this Ros. I'm checking out that pattern right now. Such cute fabric too!

  4. Ros, great post. I feel a bit special being the recipient of this one :-) Just love it!

  5. Awww! I really like it!
    I've definately got to move this project to the top of my to-do list for 2012!

  6. What a gorgeous little dress , love it !

  7. Super cute, love the colour ways. For bubba boys you could make reversible trousers with a matching appliquéd tee, or print/embroider on a onesie, or little fabric baby shoes?

  8. I was just drafting a pattern in my head exactly like this for my daughter and I stumbled on yours. Weird! Beautiful job, and thanks for the pattern reference! Now I don't have to figure it out myself, he he.

  9. This is great! I love the fabric choice. The dress is feminine without being too girly.

  10. Oh goodness, it's absolutely perfect! You did a great job whipping up that sweet little dress! I'd be thrilled if you popped by to share this post, and any others you'd like to show off at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at ~Jen


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