The Pippi Pinafore Pattern by Jennifer Lauren
With a fitted bib, deep patch pockets and fun side button fastening, Pippi is a fresh take on the classic overall dress, combining comfort with a sleek and playful silhouette.
The Pippi Pinafore will become your favourite go-to weekend dress. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib, creating a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches.
Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of overall hardware or buttons (depending on what you have in your stash). And deep, curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.
Casual meets practical with a relaxed fit around the waist and hips. and when paired with a fitted knit Gable or Ostara top, or your favourite shirt, you’ll be ready for a weekend away in the woods or your favourite weekend brunch spot.
Multiple Bust Cups
Pippi is perfect for those who like the bib-style pinafore dress, but want more shaping around the bust for a flattering fit. With cup sizes A to D included, you’ll no longer need to make additional bust adjustments for the perfect fit.
Included in the instructions are a full set of Finished Garment Measurements, as well as detailed instructions on choosing the right size for your unique shape.
Pippi is a perfect project for the adventurous beginner seamstress and beyond.
Learn techniques like top-stitching, constructing a side button fastening and attaching patch pockets.
Pippi has you covered year round – made up in chambray or linen and paired with your favourite t-shirt,you’ll be summer ready. And when winter temperatures hit, choose wool, corduroy or denim for the perfect dress layered over tights and boots.
Fabric with structure and some drape work best, but stiffer fabrics will lend a more defined quality to your Pippi Pinafore.
The bib, waistband and button band are all lined pattern pieces – it’s important to choose a light-weight lining to keep bulky seams to a minimum (especially if you have a heavier weight fabric in mind). Cotton lawn, voile and poplin make great options, as do quilting cottons when using a lighter weight fabric for your main garment.