Spring is here, and if you have a little girl, that means lots of dresses! I love pinafores because they’re easy to wear and layer through the seasons, and they also grow with your child so they last for a couple seasons. I found this easy PINAFORE PATTERN, and wanted to share it in case you’re looking for a quick, easy project to do.
Kids are messy, so I like the idea of having some handmade items in a nice fabric so they look nice, but I don’t care if it gets stained or ruined somehow because it really didn’t cost me that much in the first place.
I found some LILLY PULITZER FABRIC on eBay, and had to buy a few yards of prints that I love, to have on hand for different projects… Monogrammed shirts anyone?! It is a bit pricy per yard, but considering the cost of buying a Lilly dress vs. having a yard of fabric for several sewing projects, I thought it was worth it. And I’m not sure why Lilly Pulitzer sells fabric by the yard, but it is legitimate Sugartown LLC fabric… I don’t mind it one bit!
With the GUAC AND ROLL print, I made the pinafore (pictured above), had a friend make four monogrammed shirts for me, my sister, our little girls, and there was a lot of leftover fabric for more monogrammed projects!
I looked for fabrics in Lilly prints that I already had, so I could do mom and me looks with my LO.
I also decided to make a couple extra collegiate theme pinafores because I had some collegiate grosgrain ribbon lying around, and some fabric that would coordinate with them.
Why do I have Georgia grosgrain ribbon? Good question… I guess I found a great deal on eBay back in the day, and had some project in mind that I would sell on my Etsy, but grad school and life got in the way!
I also made a few of these in random patterns that I had, and used them for bibs. They caught everything, and make awesome bibs, or aprons for arts and crafts too!
Interested in any of these pinafores? Send me a on Insta DM @headquartersbyship