I just couldn’t decide if i was too old to wear a dungaree style pinafore dress, but in the end I just had to have a go, but I didn’t want to spend any money on an expensive pattern, so after some googling around the internet I discovered that Sew Now had a pattern from a past issue that could be download as PDF pattern.
Pinafore dress pattern free in issue 3 of Sew Now magazine.
Of course the downside of this is that I didn’t have the magazine, so no instructions.
The fabric is a very nice pincord from John Lewis, but it attracts every bit of fluff, dust and white cat hair that’s in the house.
It turned out a bit on the large size and I had to take in the side seams. If I make it again I would alter the pattern to make bib smaller as I am quite short waisted and so it’s a bit long and tends to be a bit baggy when I am sat at my desk.
Overall I am really pleased with the dress and I love the pockets!
How does time pass so quickly, I thought it was a while since I blogged but over 2 months …… but I have been sewing.
I bought a few second hand, not really old enough to be called vintage, patterns in a charity shop while on holiday in the Isle of Wight last year and this is one of them,
I also bought this fabric in a small fabric shop in the town of Ryde, on on the Isle of Wight to make it with. Its a crepe de chine at £3 a metre.
I made view A. The pattern envelope describes this a a 2 hour dress, and yes it could have been if I hadn’t had so much trouble trying to sew the bodice to the skirt, where skirt goes to a point. It languished in the corner of my sewing room (where I threw it) for a few weeks. Until I picked up and tried again. I will make it again in a smaller size and in a nice cotton.
PS I still haven’t hemmed it yet!