The sewing pattern is for an overall dress, or also called pinafore dress. The pattern is for a short above the knee dress but in the pattern I explain how the dress can be made as long as you prefer. It is made for the sizes small, medium and large but also with explanation how to make the dress wider if you have doubts about the sizing.
In the PDF files I describe step by step how to sew your own dress guided by drawings and photos. Also for a beginner in sewing, the instructions are simple to follow.
The PDF files consist of * the pattern for a short overall dress with simple straps (some of the photos in this listing show the dress with buckles on the straps but the pattern is without the use of buckles. My apologies for this unclear detail!) * a read me file in English * and the sewing instructions in English
The measurements of the dress are Small waist 88 cm / 34.6 inches hips 100 cm / 39.4 inches length 85 cm / 33.5 inches
Medium waist 92 cm / 36.2 inches hips 104 cm / 41 inches length 85 cm / 33.5 inches
Large waist 96 cm / 37.8 inches hips 108 cm / 42.5 inches length 85 cm / 33.5 inches
The maximum dimensions of fabric you will need to make the apron is 140 wide x 130 long cm / 55" wide by 51" long. This is also if you want to make the dress wider. If you want to make a long dress, you have to measure the difference in length between the length of the dress in the pattern and the length you would like for your dress.
The pattern can be printed on A4 format paper or 8.5 by 11", taped together and then you can simply cut out the size you need. ***Please note to print page 1 of the pattern before printing the rest of the pages. Page 1 contains the test square to see if the pattern is printed in the actual size.
PDF files can be read with the free software Adobe Acrobat Reader, often already installed on computers but if not, safe to download from the internet.
If you have any questions, before or after downloading the files, you can always contact me.
- The sewing pattern
- Read me first file
- Sewing instructions
Materials you need at home:
- Medium weight fabric around 250 gr
- A ruler
- An iron
In 2015 I created Bloem Linen making linen aprons. In the following years I slowly added linen clothing and nightwear to my brand. Regularly I received messages from customers asking if I would sell my sewing patterns. And these requests lead to plunging into learning how to turn my paper patterns into downloadable files.
I hope you enjoy my always growing list of patterns. If you have questions, remarks, suggestions or see faults in my patterns, please don't hesitate to write me, I am always open to improve my patterns.
Thank you, Marion