This dress (and tons of amazing examples of artful sewing) can be found in Issue 4 of Stylo Magazine.
When the editors of Stylo Magazine contacted me a few months ago to sew some looks with fruit as an inspiration, I had no idea just how on point this request was going to be. Now that summer clothes have arrived in stores and I’m seeing fruit everywhere I see that the editors obviously have the power of fashion trend prediction happening, and I lucked into get my daughter in on it. Yess!!!
I was turning a few fruity ideas over in my head and when this one popped in and I jumped out of my chair and immediately started laying out fabric to put it together. Don’t you love it when that happens? Luckily this one is even cuter than it was in my head.
Pineapple Pocket Sewing Tutorial.
Would you like to add a pineapple pocket to your favorite summer dress or tunic? How about as an outer pocket on a tote bag?
Answer: Yes, definitely.
Your child will be so happy about it that they will just sing!!
Ready to get started?! Let’s do this.
- Pineapple Pocket and Leaves Template HERE.
- 2 pieces of fabric for the pineapple, roughly 8 inches by 10 inches
- 1 piece of contrasting fabric for leaves, roughly 4 inches by 8 inches
- Fusible webbing, 4 inches by 7 inches
- Washi tape
- Water soluble fabric pen (optional)
- Non-fray liquid (optional)
- Sewing machine, pins
**Note about adding this pocket to a garment. If your dress is fully lined you will want to sew the leaves and pocket before the lining is attached. My dress only had lining in the bodice area so I was able to attach the leaves and pocket after the dress was fully constructed.
Stand back and enjoy your gorgeous summery fruit ensemble!
It’s sure to make your little one smile :).
Once I finished this dress my mind was all about the fruit and considering where else I could include it in my children’s clothes. You could easily use the same idea on most fun summertime fruits. I’m thinking slices of watermelon, a lemon, a strawberry, any citrus slices… the world is your oyster!! Or your fruit basket.
Too much? Sorry, I start to get very corny once the sunshine comes out. 🙂
All fabric used in this look was provided by Michael Levine. In honor of Stylo’s release Michael Levine is offering 10% off of your entire order with the code STYLO4 at checkout.
Pattern: Maggie Mae Dress by Shwin Designs, slightly modified with two box pleats in front instead of gathers.
All fabric provided by Michael Levine.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…