So the third pinafore I made for my daughter was an upcycle/refashion project. My mother's neighbor gave me a few clothing items for my daughter, but they were size 4T. She was just a baby, so it would be a long time before she could wear the dresses. So once I figured out how to operate my sewing machine without sewing my fingers together, I decided to make these two dresses into something new. This was my 1st refashion/upcycle project. And I tried to make matching bloomers using the left over fabric from the two dresses, but I was having technical difficulties with my sewing machine, so I couldn't figure out why the thread kept bunching up under the fabric and why the machine kept eating the denim. Anyhoo, I gave up on the bloomers and bought a cute pair of white shorts and a pair of hot pink shorts and decided the my daughter would wear the pinafore with shorts underneath. Again, I used the pinafore sewing pattern from Smashed Peas and Carrots.
the originals... I used the denim dress for the front of the pinafore, and the plaid dress for the back of the pinafore.
front & back... I added a pocket to the front of the pinafore. I left the original pockets from the plaid dress on the back of the pinafore. I added a ruffle to the bottom of the pinafore.
I think this shade of denim matches perfectly with the blue in the plaid fabric. I used yellow buttons to fasten the straps and on the little pocket on the front.