You know I love all things vintage, and I have recenty become enamored with vintage girls pinafores. It started with this:
I stumbled upon the vintage children's books Flicka, Ricka,Dicka by Maj Lindman last fall. They are stories of three little Swedish girls in the 1940's and their adventures. If you are looking for quality children's literature, this is it: sweet stories, with a moral lesson, and adorable illustrations. Even my 2 year old is interested enough to sit through them.
Back to the pinafores. The girls wear these awesome blue and white striped aprons in Flicka, Ricka, Dicka Bake A Cake, and I could not get them out of my mind. The result? A new little sewing pattern for girls sizes 2-6, to wear over their Sunday Best. My own little Lovelies will be wearing their's at Easter dinner over their finery.
In honor of it's Scandinavian inspiration and the Swedish pioneers from my growing-up state of Minnesota, I have dubbed it the Pioneer Pinafore. I envision those little fat blonde babies in their day dresses, Mother slipping a pinafore on, shoeing them out to the barn to fetch the day's fresh eggs. And I have no doubt that after Easter, my little ones will be wearing their's to the park, the sandbox, the garden patch.
You can find the pattern now in my Shop, and I will be putting together pinafore kits very soon with some very special fabric. If you would like to be notified when kits arrive, please sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar (I only email once a month!).