I have been eyeing the My Treasured Heirlooms Sweet Innocence Pattern for a long long time, but have been so busy, I never got around to buying/making it. Then a couple months ago I saw that My Treasured Heirlooms was having a blog tour for the Sweet Innocence Pattern and I was super duper excited and very eager to sign up! This pattern is seriously so gorgeous made as written. Seriously, go over and look at the listing photographs… the dresses are amazing! For this tour, we were supposed to re-mix and do something different, so I had to force myself from copying her versions exactly ;-). The pattern includes a pattern for a tiered peasant dress, an outer pinafore dress, as well as a pair of basic or ruffled pants.
For my version, I decided to mash the outer pinafore dress with the pants pattern into a romper. I also made a little peasant shirt to go under it using the peasant dress pattern. For the romper, I used one of the bodice patterns (the pattern includes 2 different bodice options) for the front, with a rectangle for the back bodice. For the straps, I cut the strap pattern on the fold to accommodate the extra length of bringing them into the middle and bringing them down to the rectangle bodice. I wanted the romper to be gathered a fair amount at the empire waist, mimicking the original dress pattern, so I added some width to the pants pattern. I also put some elastic in the hem and in the back bodice to cinch it in those places.
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The Sweet Innocence Pattern Link
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