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Friday, March 27, 2015

So Flippin' Cute!

I'm sharing this post from 2013 when I participated in Flip This Pattern. After much delay, I am almost ready to publish the Pinafore Pattern- in time for summer!!

I was so excited to be invited to participate in "Flip This Pattern" by my super-talented friends Ashley and Emily. To be able to Flip a pattern as versatile and cute as the Elegance & Elephants Bubble Shorts was even better! In fact, I had already purchased the pattern the day it came out. I love that it has 2 options: classic or sailor style. I am a sucker for anything sailor, but for this Flip, I decided to make the classic style and add a favorite technique: smocking! I also made a matching pinafore to go with the bubble shorts. I am lucky to have a beautiful God-daughter to model for me. Ella is 5 months old and such a sweetie!
Just learning to sit up. I love the big bows on the sides of the pinafore.
 Here she is in the pinafore and shorts.
 The smocking on the top matches what's on the shorts.
Nice and cool for a hot day- can you see them under the tummy?

Now that you've seen the cutie pie shots, here are the details:
The classic bubble shorts, size 6-12 months. Fabric is cotton. I added width to the pockets to allow enough fullness for smocking and I added the Swiss eyelet to the cuffs to match the pinafore.
Here's the 3-D view! I like the contrast waistband lining.
 Just the pocket.
The pinafore is my own design (you may be seeing a pattern for this soon). It is open at the sides and has 2.buttons on the back yoke.
I added piping to the front and back yokes and around the neckline. It adds a pretty element.
The ties are a single layer with a narrow rolled hem.
Thank you Ashley & Emily for inviting me to "Flip This Pattern" and thanks to Heidi at Elegance & Elephants for such a darling pattern to work with!