Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Heidi dress and pinafore

While I was working on my sister's wedding dress, I watched a lot of Netflix movies.  Among them was the 1993 version of Heidi with Noley Thornton.  I decided that as soon as the wedding dress was done, I needed to make Miss M a Heidi dress and pinafore.

I used Butterick 4054 view C for the dress.  I've used this pattern before and know it runs very wide for my girl, so I used size 1 width and size 4 length which worked out perfectly!   I made it of some light weight quilting cotton Hubby helped me pick out at Hobby Lobby.

For the pinafore, I used Ottobre 1-2009 #8 the "Babushka" pinafore dress.  I left off the shoulder frill, placed the front and back pieces 2 inches away from the fold to increase the amount of gathering and split the back pieces up the middle to have the pinafore open in back.  I am absolutely in love with the effect!  Of course, the finishing touch is the jacquard ribbon I purchased at JoAnn expressly for this purpose.  They had it in two colorways and I'm thinking of going back for a length of the other one.

Miss M likes it too. She wore it three days straight and it is now badly in need of laundering!  I plan to dress her in it and go over to her lola's house for some rustic-looking photos if the weather will ever cooperate.


  1. This is just gorgeous. I love everything about it and your little girl is super cute.

  2. Thanks! I really love it too. I want to make more! A whole wardrobe full. Isn't likely to happe, but a girl can dream, right?

  3. This is absolutely adorable. She looks so, so cute!