I made this pinafore for the August and September Tie One On. My goal was to do it in under two hours and to use what I had. I had never made a pinafore or my own pattern before. I took some quick measurements using Jane’s school uniform and started drawing. And phew – it worked!
I am very happy that it all came together so well. It was a huge accomplishment for me to make my own pattern and get it done in a little over the two hours. It makes me smile when I see it because it has a lot of sentimental value, too. When Jane was smaller and we would be fabric shopping, I would point to different fabrics and ask her, "Do you recognize this?" It always kept her busy in the shop while I made my purchases. Sometimes we still do this, but more often it is Jane asking Kate and me instead. When I gave the apron to her, I asked Jane if she recognized the fabric. She didn’t (I didn’t think she would). Then I told her, "This is the fabric you had in your room when you were a baby. It was the bumpers and the bed skirt on your crib." She looked at me wide-eyed and then smiled. She said, "I remember now." Although I know better, part of me thinks she just might.
Back view – sorry for the fuzzy photo!