I made Elsie this Roly Poly Pinafore just a day or two after Briar Rose by Heather Ross arrived at Sewn.
The truth is, I've never been a Heather Ross person. I know it's blasphemous in this business, but I only own 2 fat quarters of some of her Kokka stuff because Caila sent it as a very sweet gift. I've never searched high and low for it and broke open the piggy bank for it. (Actually, that's a good idea. I should get an actual piggy bank for fabric money.) I get the obsession, but just never cared enough personally. You know me, I'll always go for strong colors and patterns over sweet and vintagey.
Then these Briar Rose strawberries happened. I was powerless against them. They are perfect and I bought the green and the pink color ways as well. And since I wanted to see them in use pronto, this super-quick pattern was an obvious solution.
I made one of the back panels contrasting with a little old-school AB. Midwestern Modern will always be the best of Butler, am I right? I like the way the colors play nice with Briar Rose.
And while I can never get enough of the strawberries, Elsie is smitten with the frog side on the reverse. Which is understandable, since they all seem to be participating in the most adorable summer scene ever. And from the looks of her legs, Elsie has been trying to recreate it.
The sweet back. All frog action on this side, no contrasting panel. And I should probably confess at this point that there may be more photos included in this post than is absolutely necessary, just because her hair was looking so perfect today. Thanks morning rain and humidity.
Hair. Frogs. Face. Buttons... See? I ran out of things to say before running out of pictures to show :)