Friday, 24 May 2013

roly-poly posy pinafore!

Today is day 10 of the roly-poly-along and my stop on the blog hop.
I am so so excited to be showing off my version this amazing pattern by Rachael of Imaginegnats.
When I first saw a glimpse of the pattern Rachael was working on, on Instagram, I knew it would be something I would love to make for my little lady to wear.
I mean, it's reversible, all children need something that you can flip over when they 'wear' their dinner while your out and about! Or is that just mine!?!
As soon as it was available I bought it and it was one of my makes for Kid's Clothes Week. It has been worn and washed loads since then and is a firm wardrobe favourite.
Kid's Clothes Week red roly-poly pinafore
Then, when I was given a chance to join in with the blog hop I couldn't wait to make another and I knew exactly what fabric to use, Posy by Aneela Hoey! I have a massive crush on this fabric at the the moment and think it is ideal of girls clothes. I've used Posy Daisy Meadow with a pinky textured solid from Athill by Cabbages and Roses fabric for one side, which is a completely perfect matching idea of the lady in my local quilt shop.
With Posy Daisy Cluck for the reverse with a Moda essential dot in lilac
So the pattern, it is brilliant to follow with really clear instructions and I think it would be great for a beginner to make. Both times I've made one it has been finished in under an hour.
I've tried with and without pockets and the little lady has voted that pockets are a must for hiding stones to try and break the washing machine!
It has sizes from 6months to 10 years!! That is a massive age range for a pattern and in my mind blinking good value for money.
I made mine to a size 3 which fits Rose really well with a t-shirt underneath and will give a good bit of growing room, she is only 2 and a bit but is fairly tall for her age. I'm hoping if we ever get a summer she can wear it with just shorts to keep her cool.
It is so versatile and I think that the people on the blog hop so far have showed that. Please go and have a peek at them. Each one is so different.

5.13 Jill Made with Moxie / Stephanie The Crafty Kitty
5.14 Stephanie NeurosesGalore / Cherie you & mie
5.15 Ari Max California / Caila Caila Made
5.16 Veronica SewVery / Tara Girl like the sea
5.17 Nancy owen's olivia / Adrianna Crafterhours

5.20 Ajaire Call ajaire / Sarah EmmylouBeeDoo
5.21 Laura Craftstorming / Jessica a little gray
5.22 Frances Miss Matatabi / Nicke kiss kiss quilt
5.23 Amy formwork design / Kat Sew Chibi
5.24 Joanne Rose & Dahlia / Amanda Kitschy Coo

5.27 Celina Petit a Petit and family / Delia Delia Creates
5.28 Christy a.Amelia handmade / Carolyn Fake It While You Make It
5.29 Bonnie Fishsticks Designs / Maria La Inglesita
5.30 Jane Buzzmills / Kate Things for Charlie
5.31 Polly Jack & GeeGee / Molly Rose & Odin

And you HAVE to look at thisthis and this!! Oh and this one, it's Amazing! I wish I was that imaginative. I now have the urge to make at least another 10!

So, would you like to have a go at making a little person one? Rachael is very kindly offering a chance for one of you to win a copy of her pattern, all you have to do is leave a comment telling me who you would love to make one of these for?
Mr Random will pick one on the evening of the 1st of June, please make sure that your not a no-replyer or leave an email to contact you on.
If you can't wait that long and want to start one quicker you can get a copy of the pattern from here.

This giveaway has now finished! 


  1. Oh, this pattern is going on my list. I love the back! I feel like I am so careful choosing coordinating fabric for lining or whatever and it ends up not showing. I love that it shows in this pattern! My 2yr old will love it.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I have the pattern, just need to get on it!

  3. Your versions are superb - well done, does she have a favourite? I'd love to make them for my girls, but I have a horrible feeling they wouldn't wear them! Although if I went for a piratey print the almost 6yr old might go for it!

  4. I love, love, love, the pocket detail.

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  5. I would make one for my 6 month old Matilda. She could totally rock a pinafore!

  6. i would make one for my dear neighbor Louisa! thanks. love your versions!!

  7. What darling pinafores! So amazing that each one can be so versiable. I'd love to make a few of these for the grand nieces and hopefully a granddaughter one of these days. Thanks for sharing, great job!

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  8. Count me out on the giveaway, but it looks great, laughing at the wearing of dinner and the stones to break the washing machine. I stopped ours once because there was a motorcycle spark plug going round in it. 'What?' says the motorbike riding flatmate, 'I didn't put that in there...' No, it just leapt in with your clothes all by itself then!

  9. I'm excited to try this pattern! Your versions are great! I like those prints too! Thanks for the chance at a win. Winning is so fun!

  10. I would make one for my friend's daughter.

  11. This pattern is definitely on my wish list! I want to make one for my daughter :)

  12. I would make one for my daughter and my niece.

  13. Hello! Id make one for my girl. And for my niece! Thanks!

  14. This is so adorable!! I'd love to make one for my little girl. Love your versions!

  15. Cute! Cute! Cute! I'd love to make one (okay many) for my baby girl;)

  16. So sweet!! I love Posy too - actually anything of Aneela Hoey's! Such a very fun sense of whimsy. I'd make roly poly for my little darling Abigail! She will be 2 in August, and I'm loving sewing for her. I made a tiny reversible little pinafore similar to this from a free pattern when she was itty bitty.

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  18. I would make one for my oldest daughter! My youngest would look cute in the roly poly as well but the oldest has recently outgrown all her clothes, so I would probably make her more than one! Email:

  19. I would make this for all three of my girls! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

  20. I would love to make this for my new granddaughter. The pattern looks so cute in all of those fabrics.

  21. thank you both girls for this chance, I would love to sew one to my three year girl, I've always loved this kind of pattern.... and I have to add that I like very much the purple one you did, my little princess would pick that for sure ^_^

  22. So pretty, I LO e your choice of fabrics. I'm a definite beginner where sewing is concerned but I might give this a go. X

  23. This pattern is so cute!!! I would love to use it to make some dresses for my little girl!

    jdeemarie @

  24. So cute! I would love to make one for my little girl. She just turned two. Thanks for the chance!

  25. Having had a baby in January I am raring to get back to my sewing machine and this would make be the perfect pattern to have a go at. I'll make it for my new mummy friends daughter as i don't think my baby son would appreciate it.


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