Hey everyone! It’s Cassie from Two Sweet Peas & Me checking in today to to share how I hacked the Winnie Pinnie pattern from Little Lizard King! Thanks so much for stopping by my corner of the blog tour! Let me introduce you to Winnie Pinnie . . . This pattern is the perfect summer staple but when you love a pattern so very much, it’s sad to only wear it in one season. I love the timeless style of Winnie and thought it could be easily modified for cooler weather! If you haven’t picked up your copy of Winnie Pinnie, be sure and grab it here. Be sure to use coupon code “WPTour” for 20% off!
A few things about Winnie:
- Size range from 12 mo – 8 years
- Top or Dress Length
- Bias skirt option for dress length
- The back bodice . . . it’s just super gorgeous!
Now, let me share how I created this “back to school” look utilizing the Winnie Pinnie pattern. This pinafore sews up beautifully in woven cotton, but it works very well in corduroy as well. I would also suggest suiting material as a possibility for a heavier woven Winnie. I picked up this pretty floral corduroy at Hobby Lobby earlier this summer and it was perfectly suited for our cool weather Winnie!
First, I up-sized the bodice by one size to allow a bit more ease for layering purposes. I layered with a long-sleeved knit shirt. The Perfect Ten pattern would also work great as a layering piece. You can pick up your copy here. I chose the simple skirt option for this version of Winnie.
The back of this dress is my super favorite feature! I mean really, isn’t it just so gorgeous?!
A pair of lacy knee-high socks completed this look.
And there you have it! Winnie goes “back to school.” Paired with her favorite pair of Mary Janes or loafers, Winnie is ready for cool fall weather!