I had been swooning over the adorable red checked pinafores I saw on Instagram by Wren & James but seeing as I am a semi-okay sewist I couldn't justify the $65+shipping (x2!). I decided to make my own.
Clara's top is an Elegance & Elephants Ruffle Top – I bought the pattern a long long time ago and never made it. Which has been becoming a bad habit of mine. But the ruffle sleeves reminded me of the W&J version. I had to add the poms mostly because she asked and also because come on.
Full disclosure – it was supposed to be a dress but I eyeballed the length and was way off. She grows like a weed. but it worked out for the best since she's almost-3 and is constantly running/playing/showing too many people her underpants.
I actually drafted Elanor's dress based on a Baby Gap dress she happened to be wearing the day I bought the material. The red check (from Joanns) was so cheap and therefore so thin it lent itself well for this flowy dress. I again eyeballed the length and this time its a bit too long but oh well. That's what you get for sewing while your kids sleep.
And there you have it. Two tablecloth-looking dresses for the 4th of July and all the other summer BBQs of 2014 ;)