Today we are so excited to be visiting here at Melissa’s place. We can’t say enough good about her…she is just plain classy…and we love her…and will make up any excuse we can to hang out with her…
We, by the way, are Elizabeth and liZ from Simple Simon and Company. We are two girls who married brothers and ended up with the exact same name…and the same number of children…and a talent for becoming involved in mayhem…and a love of sewing.
We also…love polka dots and vintage patterns so when Melissa told us about her series I (liZ) knew exactly what I wanted to make!
If I’ve made one of these pinafores I’ve made a million. I just love them on my chubby little toddler types. The pattern is a 1960’s vintage Simplicity #9994 pattern that I bought at a thrift store for 50 cents.
I love vintage patterns. They really are the best…that is how I learned to sew: with vintage patterns purchased at the thrift store. (There really is no school like the old school.) And I can almost guarantee that if you were to go to your local thrift store today you could pick up one of these same pinafore patterns (I always find some version of this pattern while I am thrifting…) for less than a dollar.
I did make one change to this pattern however. I made it reversible.
Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of "Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love". Her first fabric line "Derby Style" debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.
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