DSC_0979I made my Persimmon Pattern remix in a cotton knit. It’s SOOO soft. Seriously. I could sleep in this fabric…make my sheets out of this fabric…you get the idea.

What I love about this pattern is how Hayley nestles all of the pattern pieces so tight on the paper. Oh, a woman after my own heart. You barely waste any paper while printing this. THANK YOU Hayley!!!

Here’s how I changed it up a bit. This is MY Persimmon Remix.

First, mine is a KNIT. The pattern calls for a woven. Because I used a knit, I was a little more generous with my seam allowance. I think I used 5/8″ in spots. DSC_0002s

Second, My pockets are HEARTS. I self-drafted them. I took the same measurements of the Persimmon pocket, and folded it in half and drew a half heart. Then I cut out the heart and sewed around it on two layers of knit. I turned it right side out (through a little opening) and topstitched around the edge. I tacked it down in the same spot she says and stitched to the bumps of the hearts, along the bottom. That’s it!DSC_0064s

Third, my straps are shorter. I totally winged this part. I picked a gray chevron from my jelly roll and cut it in half crosswise. I used one half for each strap. And then I just bound the underarm edge like a quilt. I also turned the edging to the inside after binding it and stitched it down. I like the look of just the knit on the outside, it makes it look cleaner and stabilizes the arm seam more with the knit fabric. And I don’t have to worry about long straps poking her eyes while she’s in her carseat…or getting all drooly because she found them. Hah.DSC_0985

Fourth, I didn’t line this dress. You don’t really need to line it if you make it in a knit. I just serged the edges and sewed them under 1/2″. Worked out perfectly for the neckline and hem.DSC_0026s

It’s sooooo adorable. And baby girl loves how soft and comfy it is. πŸ™‚DSC_0028s

I made her a matching diaper cover with the free pattern from Dana Made It.  I chose the 12-24 month size since I made her dress 12 month…big baby. She can grow with the diaper cover. It was so fast and easy. I changed it too…of course. I added 1 inch elastic to the waist, serged it onto the edge, and turned it in and sewed it down. I used 1/4″ elastic for the legs, but I think next time I’ll do 1/2″ elastic.

I picked fun Valentine-y colors because Wee One was my Valentine present. Awww, my little sweetheart! She better get used to hearts and bows on everything, because that’s totally happening. πŸ˜‰DSC_0983

I LOVE the Persimmon. I’m a Be-lieber. Lol, kidding. I REALLY love this pattern now and can’t wait to make Big Sis a version too. It’s awesome in knits! So soft and can be layered when the weather gets cold.DSC_0057s

Admit it. It’s completely adorable.

And it’s way easier than it looks.

 

Resources:

No..I don’t want to share my resources. Okay fine. But only if you promise to not run out and buy up all the supplies so I can’t reorder. πŸ˜‰

Fabric is from Fabric Worm. Riley Blake jelly roll (for straps) was purchased at Craftsy. Persimmon Pattern is from Willow & CO.

 

Happy Sewing!

And don’t forget, we’re having a Labor Day sale until Tuesday. No coupon needed, 30% off! πŸ˜‰

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