Seaside Pinafore

pinafore front

Linny’s Pinafore Pattern by Mommy’s Apron Strings


Making this little summer pinafore for 2 yo granddaughter, Vivian Rose, was such fun.  I “tested”  Linny’s Pinafore by Mommy’s Apron Strings  and loved the results.


pini back

The star at the base of the placket was machine embroidered. It looks like a happy coincidence of fabric placement.  The novelty buttons are shells.


I love the fabric, an older Daisy Kingdom border print.  The borders run along the selvages so two patterns are available.  Having the back border be different from the front suited me.

The yokes and perimeter are trimmed with whipstitch piping an small navy rick rack.  A star was machine embroidered at the base of the placket.

I expect to make more of these, at least one of which will be edged with ruffles like Lisa’s (Mommy of Apron Strings) version.



Linny’s Pinafore by Mommy’s Apron Strings


The easy, well done pattern rendered a comfortable and cute little popover top for our beach-loving baby girl. There are so many variations–quick and easy or more detailed with embroidery, smocking or heirloom techniques.  I love the look of the bows at each side but instead chose the tab option.   Vivi would untie those bows in a heartbeat.

My Rebecca, Vivian Rose’s mother, has booked two weeks for her little family at the beach (Atlantic) near us.   Last summer our baby girl loved playing in the sand.

Vivian Rose at the beach last summer

Vivian Rose at the beach last summer


This year she’ll have a perfect little outfit to wear once she washes off the sand.

We’ll be spending a lot of time at “our” beach enjoying time with Vivian Rose, adorable 6 yo Alastair and our wonderful daughter and her husband.  Summer is looking good.

They live across the state just 15 minutes from the Gulf and spend a lot of time seaside.

So Baby Girl NEEDS more of these, don’t you think?

What are you sewing for summer?



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