It's cold here. So cold! And my kids keep growing and needing new clothes. Plus, I've been recently been inspired by the blogs of talented women who are making beautiful clothes for their children. So it was only a matter of time, really, before I moved beyond making elastic waisted skirts for Audrey and attempted something more closely resembling a proper garment. Not much further beyond, mind you. But closer! I'm not good with instructions/patterns, so the shape of this pinafore was traced from one she already has with a few adjustments. It's made from dark brown pinwale corduroy. Although she insisted on wearing it for the photo with no layers underneath - brrr! - it'll be perfect with leggings and a shirt underneath this winter. It gapes a bit at the neck. Acceptably so, but I can see why using a pattern could really help me understand why that kind of thing happends and how to prevent it. Making this was not without a couple of revelations. For me, finally conquering my zip fear (lordy, why did it take me so long?!) For Audrey it was the addition of one of those upside-down t-shaped pockets: "look! I can tickle my hands through here!" Excellent.