for lulu

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Oh, I had fun with this one! This little Astoria Pinafore was a gift for a friend of mine who’s youngest just turned one year old. While I was sewing my last Astoria, I thought it wouldn’t be too difficult to make the dress reversible.

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The pattern has been designed with a fully lined bodice, so all I had to add was a second skirt in fabric matching the lining. I also decided to use my KAM snaps for the closure instead of buttons. This meant that I could colour coordinate the snaps for either side of the dress.

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I really enjoyed picking the fabric for this outfit. I started off with the mustard floral print, then I chose a complimentary solid coloured linen/cotton blend for the second side.

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Even though there was a little more work involved, I think it was totally worth it! I can’t wait to see Lulu in both versions over the warmer months.


  • Pattern brand/name/number: Astoria Pinafore by Little Lizard King
  • Style, size: Ruffle Bodice Pinafore, size 18 months
  • Fabric: Printed cotton and linen/cotton blend from Spotlight
  • Notions: KAM snaps from Greenbeans Australia, my own woven label, matching thread
  • Modifications/alterations:
    • Made the dress fully reversible by adding a lining to the skirt
    • Used snaps for the back instead of buttons
    • Rounded out the front neckline a little bit

I know there has been a lot of sewing for kids on my blog recently, and I do have a few more things to post about before bub arrives, I hope you are happy to indulge me!

Mitty x

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