I don't know about you, but I cannot get enough of ruffles on my little girls. Now, I am not into the HUGE, take-over-the-child kind (because some of the over the top ones are a bit scary), but who can resist little ruffles on baby bottoms? Not me!!!
Ruffled Pinafore pattern by Little Lizard King. I made just a couple of modifications to suit my needs. The original design has the back closing with a large bow. It is very cute, but not that comfortable for a baby who cannot yet sit independently (imagine laying on a big knot!).
So, I eliminated the bow, overlapped the back slightly and added a button closure. Perfect!
I also curved the ends of the ruffle and sewed then into the seam instead of ending them in squared hem. I also changed the way the "lining" and "main fabric" are sewn together (I used a Children's Corner method that I much prefer since it creates a VERY nice and even finish). Thank goodness for YouTube videos since it is one of those techniques that it really helps to see!
On a side note, the version of the pattern I had was not reversible. When I emailed the designer, without hesitation she sent me the updated pattern and BONUS--it has a doll version included! I have a feeling Baby Emma might get a similar outfit!
Now for the bloomers. Aren't they the cutest?! Seriously, I giggled when I was putting them together knowing how adorable they were going to be on my Adelyn.
The pattern is the Ruffled Diaper cover by Tie Dye Diva. I appreciated that this pattern includes the ruffles in the construction of the bloomers instead of attaching them as separate pieces. The end result is clean, neat and so precious! I used my serger to make rolled hems...one of my favorite (and fastest) ways to hem lightweight ruffles.
I think together, the two pieces make a perfect pair!