Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Little Lizard King- Winnie Pinnie Blog Tour

Posted by Heather at Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Good morning, LLKers!! I'm excited to join you on the second day of the Little Lizard King Winnie Pinnie Blog Tour!! While the Winnie Pinnie PDF sewing pattern is perfect just the way it is, I thought it would be fun to add a long, crossover waist sash to the mix.... I love a nicely tied sash and since I live in the South, I'm just going to go along with the Southern saying of, "...the bigger the bow, the closer to heaven...!" ;-P

Join me and I'll show you how I created my fun take on the Winnie Pinnie!

First things first... 

For my Winnie Pinnie, I sewed up a size six, simple skirt (because, seriously- that gorgeous FABRIC....!!!). Speaking of fabric, I used the Art Gallery "Mother's Garden in Rich" from the Lavish collection for the main fabric. Also, I used the full width of fabric for each skirt piece.... because, well, THAT GORGEOUS FABRIC....!! The pretty pink batik lining/bow fabric was found locally at Mary Jo's Cloth Store (Shout out to my sew sisters for helping me find *just* the perfect coordinate during Girl's Day Out! ;). 

Main Bodice Fabric

Bodice Lining

Create the Sashes:

First, I cut out two long strips 4" wide by 44" long (So, basically, selvage to selvage because I like to keep things simple... you're welcome ;-).

4"W x 44"L
(Shown folded in half because it was super hard to photograph such a long piece!)

Wrong sides together, using a 1/2" seam allowance, I sewed up the long end of each sash piece. I ended up with two strips of 2" wide by 44" long. Also, I did form a point at the end of each sash.

I turned each sash piece right sides out. Then, I topstitched along both long ends and the pointed short end.

Topstiched Sash piece

Next, I basted the completed sashes to the front main bodice piece, 5/8" above the bottom of the bodice. *Please note that the long tail of the sashes are facing toward the middle of the bodice.*

Basted Sashes 5/8" from the bottom of the bodice piece.

Then, at the step where you complete the sides of the bodice, I made sure that my sash was sandwiched between the front and back bodice sides. From there, I completed the dress as instructed.

Sash Sandwich!

To Tie the Bow:

To create the crossover bow, I first pulled the sashes to the back of my model (while dress was on my model). Next, cross the sashes in the back. 

Cross Sashes in the Back
(Side note- Just look at that pretty, perfectly matching button!)

Then, pull the sashes to the front and tie in a bow. I chose to tie the bow slightly to the side (but you can choose to tie it wherever you like).

Tie a Pretty bow in the Front.

Voila! The Little Lizard King Winnie Pinnie with a crossover sash! Happy Sewing!

Now, go ahead and check out these other talented sew sisters and their Little Lizard King Winnie Pinnie creations!

The Winnie Pinnie Blog Tour Calendar

Monday, July 25th- Kick off post with Little Lizard King (Sale Begins)
Tuesday, July 26th- Heather | All Things Katy | and Megan | The Northern Belle |
Wednesday, July 27th- Melissa | Made by Melli | and Jane |Not Sew Plain Jane |
Thursday, July 28th- Sara | Irish Eyes are Sewing | and Kari | Little Lizard King |
Friday, July 29th- Jennifer | Jelly Lou Creations | and Cassie | Two Sweet Peas and Me |
Saturday, July 30th- Dearly Loved Photography | and Valerie | Elegantine |
Monday, August 1- Raedene | Little Lizard King | (End of Sale)

The Little Lizard King Winnie Pinnie PDF sewing pattern will be on sale until Aug 1st midnight EST. The coupon code for 20% off the Winnie Pinnie is "WPTour." 

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Happy Sewing!


TJBUCK on July 26, 2016 at 11:08 AM said...

Absolutely the CUTEST!!! Love your version!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute dress Heather! I love the AG fabric you used and the sash and bow look great!

Unknown on July 26, 2016 at 10:55 PM said...

Love it! Seriously, that fabric is beautiful. I need it!I really like the sash with it too.

Unknown on July 30, 2016 at 3:34 PM said...

The sash is a wonderful idea! I love this fabric!

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