Sunday, 30 October 2016

Ivy pinafore by Jennifer Lauren Handmade

  I love Autumn it really is my favorite time of year - I love the colours, the misty mornings, starting to wrap up in cosy clothes and longer evenings snuggled on the sofa. I can't believe its been so long since I blogged. If you follow me on Instagram (@sewingsu) you will know I have been busy making a few things but I just haven't had the time to take photos/upload them/and write about them. In an effort to make blogging easier I am going to try to write less - just mention the important things rather than going into too much detail. During this half term holiday we have been busy doing lots of spooky activities but I have had some time to sew........

 As soon as I saw the ivy pinafore pop up on my instagram feed I just knew this was my sort of pattern and bought it straight away. By the same evening I had the pdf cut and pasted together (FYI - the PDF was so easy to assemble - the way it has been arranged means that there is no cutting required - yes you heard right - NO CUTTING!!!! - Why can't all PDF's be like this?). There are two views  a flared pinafore and a straighter one - I went for the straighter view.

  The instructions were good and everything was straight forward. The dress is lined which will be great for winter and looks fab.

I used a fairly heavy black denim which is red denim on the other side - everyone on Instagram voted for red on the outside but red is a colour I never wear and I didn't want to go to all the trouble of making it and then not like it so I played it safe!

There is some awesome top stitching which would look great if you did want to use a contrasting thread.

It has pockets which of course I love!

I tried to get my photographer to get a close up of the front yoke and buttons and this was the best we could manage!

I think my photographer was getting artistic - I quite like the wonkyness!

Hopefully I will get a couple more makes blogged tomorrow as we have an 'insect day'

Happy Halloween everyone!

  Thanks for stopping by

                             Su xx


  1. Su, I like it and the red side would have frightened me too. But you can always wear red with it. Tilly has a new pattern out soon for a pinafore so I might try that after seeing your pinafore. Jo x

  2. We have insect days too - always makes me laugh! Love this Su, and your photographer has taken some great shots. What did you do about the trimming seams after overlooking instruction?