astoria pinafore

I wonder if all this sewing for bub, in sizes so far in the future, is classed as nesting?

MBM_Astoria 01

I found this beautiful scrap of cotton in my stash and I thought it would be perfect to test out the Astoria Pinafore from Little Lizard King.

MBM_Astoria 04

I only just managed to squeeze this out of the fabric I had. The skirt isn’t as full as written in the pattern, and I had to piece together one side of the back waistband, and a small portion of the strap. Luckily, the printed design is rather busy, so it’s not too noticeable.

MBM_Astoria 02

I added some white grosgrain ribbon to the bodice, and along the bottom of the skirt. I tried to sew it on as straight as possible, and I think the overall effect is quite nice.

MBM_Astoria 03

The pattern calls for buttons at the closures, but I decided to use my KAM snap press instead (I didn’t like my chances of sewing neat buttonholes over the join in the waistband). The press is so easy to use, if you are going to be making a lot of children’s clothes, I highly recommend that you invest in one. I got mine from Greenbeans Australia.

GARMENT DETAILS

  • Pattern brand/name/number: Astoria by Little Lizard King
  • Style, size: Simple Pinafore, size 18 months
  • Fabric: Printed cotton and white cotton for lining from my stash
  • Notions: KAM snaps from Greenbeans Australia, white grosgrain ribbon, matching thread
  • Modifications/alterations: 
    • Used KAM snaps instead of buttons

Overall, I am very happy with this pattern. I’d like to make the ruffle version too, it looks very cute!

Mitty x

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