This is the Julia Pinafore Dress sewing pattern for babies and girls from the designer Shaka Laka Patterns.
This timeless Pinafore Dress has a gathered skirt at the waist which creates a lovely fullness around the waist. The patch pockets make it extra cute and it has a front button closure, and you can choose to make the whole thing fully lined or you can line the bodice only.
The Julia Pinafore Dress is rated by the designer as super easy to make and she says it’s perfect for intermediate sewists.
So now all you have to decide is which season of the year you are going to make your Julia for. For the summer version, you can use lined fabric and wear it solo and for the winter version, you can use wool or corduroy and wear it with a blouse or a tee underneath.
This cute dress has been designed to be made with woven fabrics. To neaten the seams you should use an overlock or zig-zag stitch.
The pattern comes in FOURTEEN sizes from 9-12 months to 12 years as follows:
This pdf pattern includes a step-by-step instructions file (English) with more than 100 color photos together with a full-size pattern sheet. There’s a print-at-home file (US Letter size or A4 – easy to assemble) and there are copy-shop-ready files (A0/plotter files/large format). Having a layered pdf means you have the option to print only the size you need. There’s an optimized projector file and there’s body size and finished garment measurements chart included. The designer has included seam allowances and there are inches or centimeter instructions with a screen-ready file so think before you print.
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