The Roly-Poly Pinafore in Harmony


I made Lydia the Roly-Poly Pinafore by Imagine Gnats to wear to quilt market using Harmony by Jessica Swift for Blend Fabrics.


I honestly wasn’t expecting the scale of the fabric to be so large and I was a little worried about how it would work out on such a small dress, but I think it turned out perfectly! I love how the pattern has such opportunity for using more than one fabric too {and it can be made reversible too}. I couldn’t deiced what buttons to use, and then my button hole on my machine gave me grief {it is automatic, but it isn’t consistent!}.


I eventually made it to the store to change the buttons to these white flowers and then elongated the button holes.  I love the result {and I love those chubby cheeks too}!


Photographing Lydia is a bit of a challenge, but the dress turned out really cute! She’s already worn it a couple times and I’ve cut a bigger one out for Norah too!

I really think my children need more handmade clothes in their wardrobe, what are your favorite patterns for toddlers {9 month – 3T}? Any I should try?

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  1. Andrea Hickman says

    I absolutely love Children’s Corner patterns. They are so timeless but easily updated for today’s fabrics. You can see them at I’ve been pleased with how professional the end result looks.

  2. dannyscotland says

    That is the sweetest dress on the cutest little girl! I made some pinafore type dresses for Karina before she was born, but she was given so many outfits and dresses that my goal was just to get her in each one at least once. She did wear the ones I made but I don’t even remember the pattern. Just store bought, probably Simplicity or Butterick. (The ones that go on sale for cheap at Joann’s!) . This one is so cute, though, just make more like it!

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