Sunday, December 20, 2009

Minnie Pinnie



I'm still on the 'handmade christmas present making' bandwagon.

I'm heading off for a christmas get together with friends thisafternoon, so I had a deadline to have the gifts ready for the kiddies. I'm aiming for about 95% handmade this year... with a few purchased things as well.

This mini pinnie is for a friends little daughter. I found the vintage pattern at the Oppy a few months ago for 50 cents. It's a Simplicity 9513 Size 2 Toddler Jiffy pattern from 1982. I was supposed to add a lacy ruffle along the bottom, and there's also a pattern for bloomers, but I know my girlfriend wouldn't like either of those so there was no point adding them.



The pattern called for buttonholes and buttons, but my machine is too temperamental when sewing buttonholes, so I used my snap press instead.

This was super simple and probably only took about an hour to make. I probably spent longer procrastinating over the fabric choices from the stash..... another tick off the list.

13 comments:

Alison said...

This is really lovely. I had planned to have many more handmade gifts this christmas than I have, too many craft markets!

Emjie said...

This is a lovely outfit. Your friend and her daughter are just going to love it.
Like you, I am trying to make the majority of Xmas presents. So far I am succeeding. Each year hubby and I bake cookies and sweet things. And this year I have launched into some crochet and jewelry making.
So much more satisfying making the presents ourselves, don't ya think.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

this is so very very pretty, and such a lovely gift your friend will love it, and adding a modern touch to the pattern with the snap adds a lovely touch, the fabrics are delightful, well done!

Andi said...

Too cute!!

bubbachenille said...

I would love to make this pinnie...

Kate said...

Very cute! I failed on the home made pressies this year; just ran out of time!

C @Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Adorable minnie pinnie! I love the fabric you have used too! Thank you for entering my giveaway! Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful Christmas!

Michelle said...

It's so lovely! Beautiful fabric.

Love the new blog banner!

Claire (ethel loves fred) said...

It's a great band wagon to be on! LOVE the pinni!

created by Kylie said...

What a fabulous pinnie, that lucky little one is going to look so funky in it. Great fabric choices, the procrastination was worth it!

Corrie said...

God bless the snap press in times of need!!!!!! I love mine although it does gather a bit of dust at times and is very heavy to move around!!!!

so cute!

Corrie;)

teddybearswednesday said...

This is gorgeous Cam, and I love the fabric you chose.

Stacey said...

What gorgeous fabric. A lucky girl!