Do you love to sew but hate those time consuming, confusing, and expensive sewing patterns? Not to mention the high cost of fabric? Me too! In my 40+ years of sewing I have enjoyed the freedom and creativity of upcycling far beyond pattern sewing. In this pdf tutorial you will get step by step instructions along with many detailed photos to teach you how to create your own women's pinafore dress.
Check out my YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbjfuDv9HSUFYB6xn0DjjQA for helpful sewing tips and tutorials.
This PDF instructional includes a list of needed materials, step by step instructions, detailed labeled photos of each step, and helpful sewing tips
Sewing Level: Intermediate (Some basic sewing skills needed)
Completion Time: approx. 2.5 hours
You can use this tutorial to create a closet full of pinafores in different colors and prints! And since this is a tutorial, not a pattern, you can create this pinafore in any size. Make one for a friend, or your daughter, or your friend's daughter. :)
Please do not duplicate or share this file. If you wish to sell your handmade garment please credit Primitive Fringe as the pattern designer.
- Printable PDF Tutorial (measurements in inches)
- Detailed instructions and photos of each step
- List of supplies needed
Materials you need at home:
- 2 Large to Extra Large Men’s Button-Down Shirts of two contrasting colors/designs (at least one shirt ---should be long sleeve)
- 1 Yard of Fabric for side inserts (a recycled ruffle skirt also works well)
- Tape Measure
- Sewing Machine
GIVING NEW LIFE TO DISCARDED CLOTHING Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had the need to create. It's like breathing to me; second only to thrifting- something else I've been doing since I was a little girl. Primitive Fringe is really a marriage of these two longtime hobbies-creating and thrifting.
There are so many reasons that I love what I do. Creating unique one-of-a-kind items, helping the environment, and being able to support local charity thrift stores are just a few of these reasons. But knowing that I'm using a gift that God has given me and utilizing that gift to glorify Him brings me the most joy.
I hope to pass along a little piece of that joy through each item that I create and by teaching others how to upcycle. If I can do that, then I will have succeeded.