More new models! I can't believe that I've never made a x-backed pinafore before. They have been SO popular in the Swedish crafting blogs, and I've got a great pinafore pattern that is my own, so I really only needed to add the X-back to it.
Pippi Longstocking has been very popular and she really brings in a lot of customers to my Etsy-shop. This is a vintage fabric, which I believe used to be a duvet cover. It is pale yellow, and even more yellow since it has been washed a couple of times. On the other hand it is supersoft and definitely free from any pestisides!! And I think it gives the dress a nice raggedy ann look. Just as you would think that a really strong little girl would wear, since she doesn't live with her parents.
I made my own seam binding from red gingham fabric. This was the only fabric that was soft enough to match the Pippi-fabric. All the purchased seambindings has some starch on it (to be easier to handle), which makes them a bit stiff before you washed them. And I really wanted the entire dress to be supersoft.
This dress will be a birthday present for a very happy little girl. But, while I was at it, I made another one that will be listed in my shop. This second one is showed below and has solid red seam binding.