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5.20.2013

Roly Poly Pinafore Blog Tour & Giveaway! (giveaway closed)



Hello, and good Monday to you!

I'm so psyched because today I get to share with you my take on the Roly Poly Pinafore, a pattern by my friend Rachael of Imagine Gnats!





Coyote Roly!

This is my second Roly Poly Pinafore (first one here!), and I loved making this one as much as the last.

This pattern is so many things that I love - simple to sew, easy to customize, and showcases your fabric choices beautifully.  Rachael pretty much knocked this one out of the park!



the roly-poly is a pinafore-style tunic top with crossover back that fastens at the shoulder with two buttons. it features clean lines, neckline pleat, optional in-seam pockets, and is reversible. whether you layer your roly-poly with a colorful cardi and skinnies, pair with your favorite summer skirt, or use as a keep-clean smock, this tunic fits perfectly into the wardrobe of the easy, simple days of childhood.

This version is sewn in a dark blue/grey super soft chambray, and a woodland print on the inside.  Though this pinafore is totally reversible, I didn't add buttons to the inside of this one because I am so madly in love with this coyote that I can't imagine ever keeping him hidden!




To make the coyote pocket, I used this printable fabric, and an image from this Etsy seller.  I printed it out, then sewed it to some natural colored muslin with right sides together, leaving room to turn it rightside out, then top stitched it to the pinafore, leaving a long space open along the top to make it  a pocket!

Isn't he handsome?!




Here's a shot of the inside fabric!  So cute. ALL the woodland creatures ALL the time.  :D





Photoshoot day was a washout!  What a bummer!  But here's the pinafore on Emmy out in the rain:
She loves the pocket!






So would you want to sew your own Roly Poly?!  
You can win a copy, right here!  Just leave a comment on this post to enter to win, and a winner will be randomly drawn at the end of the Tour - Friday, May 31st!   Good luck!

***EDITED TO ADD: About half of the comments I've received so far are from no-reply-comment bloggers!  PLEASE, leave your email address with your comment, or go HERE to see how to unset this no-reply setting.  How else will I find you to lavish prizes and compliments upon you?!?***  


Thanks to Rachael for inviting me along on the Roly Poly Tour!  I adore this pattern!


Don't miss these other super talented contributors!


5.13 Jill Made with Moxie / Stephanie The Crafty Kitty
5.14 Stephanie NeurosesGalore / Cherie you & mie
5.15 Ari Max California / Caila Caila Made
5.16 Veronica SewVery / Tara Girl like the sea
5.17 Nancy owen's olivia / Adrianna Crafterhours

5.20 Ajaire Call ajaire / Sarah EmmylouBeeDoo
5.21 Laura Craftstorming / Jessica a little gray
5.22 Frances Miss Matatabi / Nicke kiss kiss quilt
5.23 Amy formwork design / Kat Sew Chibi
5.24 Joanne Rose & Dahlia / Amanda Kitschy Coo

5.27 Celina Petit a Petit and family / Delia Delia Creates
5.28 Christy a.Amelia handmade / Carolyn Fake It While You Make It
5.29 Bonnie Fishsticks Designs / Maria La Inglesita
5.30 Jane Buzzmills / Kate Things for Charlie
5.31 Polly Jack & GeeGee / Molly Rose & Odin



Have a great week, everyone!
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58 comments:

  1. That's so cute, Sarah! The pocket is a WONDERFUL idea!

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  2. This is so adorable and the coyote is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win!!
    jayne@daiseyjayne.com

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  3. I love the pattern, and imagine it can be used with a lot of cute images done the same way. If I don't happen to win a pattern, how can I buy one? suninvited@yahoo.com

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  4. I love your take on this pattern - the coyote is fantastic!

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  5. Hi, Sarah! This is soooo cute! The combination of this pinafore and coyote is perfect!! I really love it.

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  6. The most perfect pocket ever! Your turning skills must be amazing cause I wouldn't have guessed you stitched and turned it. Wow!!!

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  7. love your coyote version! i really want to make one-think i can pull it off even though i've never sewn a button hole before?

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  8. That is super cool, she is one lucky girl - thanks for sharing the details

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  9. I LOVE this version, Sarah! The coyote pocket is genius. Where did you get the bear fabric / what is it? I love that too! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  10. Wow, that is super cute and an ingenious pocket.

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  11. A coyote pocket?? Ingenious!

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  12. Your pinafore is so awesome! What a clever cookie you are to make the coyote a pocket, neat! It's been great getting all these wonderful ideas and seeing everyone's pinafores. Thanks for sharing!

    Thank you and Rachael for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I saw this on Pinterest and thought "SO adorable!!!". I was trying to figure out what store was selling it. Amazing job!

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    1. Shannon, thank you so much! What a great compliment!

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  14. Well yeah! I want a roly poly! I love the coyote pocket. Great side-eye on him!

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    1. Laura, you know we have side-eye down to a science over here. ;)

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  15. What's the bear fabric? It's great.

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    1. The bear fabric is called Barnyard Dandy's by Robert Kaufman.... It's very old, I think! :)

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  16. That is the coolest pocket ever! I love your version - the lining is really cute too.

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  17. Oh, I would love to sew some of these for my granddaughters. Love the coyote!

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  18. So many great ideas for this pattern! I LOVE the pocket!!

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  19. I love your variation! This is AMAZING!

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  20. Oh, and my email is hello (at) sewbon (dot) com :)

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  21. This is awesooooome! I didn't realize at first that the coyote is a pocket. Now that I've seen this and some other versions I totally see the need for a custom pocket on one of these. Love the chambray too. It's such a wonderful fabric.

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  22. Love the pocket! What a cool idea!!

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  23. So clever using the coyote feature as a pocket as well, your daughter must love that! I'm loving all the different looks from this pattern tour! nlczerw(at)gmail(dot)com just in case;)

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  24. Awesome....!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful idea.
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  25. Cute.........Idea!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
    www.crochetdreamz.blogspot.com

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  26. My nieces would look so cute in these! thanks for the chance to enter!

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

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  27. I love this pinafore and all the different versions of it.
    love the coyote pocket

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  28. Love that the coyote functions as a pocket, great idea

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  29. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEmmy!

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  30. She looks adorable, and I love the pockets!
    emiliesauvee@yahoo.com

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  31. The pocket is amazing! I would love to win and try out the pattern.
    snviswanathan [at] gmail [dot] com

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  32. Very handsome coyote!

    Rubberduckywon at gmail!

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  33. I love love LOVE your coyote pocket! What a smashing idea - printable fabric and T&Ting to make a pocket! Do you suppose it'll wash well? Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    Laura (www.CraftyHour.com)

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  34. It's so darling, and I love how you've styled your little lady too, she looks perfect in it!! It fits her like a dream, not too boxy or anything. Great job!

    erinkeith05(at)yahoo.com

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  35. What a cute, original idea for a pocket!!! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. This pattern is so cute - it would make some cute dresses for my little girl!!

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  37. Super cute! thanks for the chance!

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