This pinafore dress is designed to be a low waste, easy to fit utility dress – the kind of thing you throw on to do the gardening!
The pattern is basically comprised of lots of rectangles. Because of its simple nature, Brittani offers a “no print” option where she lists the rectangle sizes which you can then draw out directly on the fabric. Such a good idea!
I made a size 6 in a cotton twill from my stash! The cotton is Japanese from the brand Kokka and has a lovely paisley print on a burgundy background.
The dress closes with buttons at the waist and the bib and has patch pockets everywhere!
As you can imagine it’s a simple sew and really as long as you’ve got your correct waist measurement there no reason for this not to fit straightaway!
I do think I look like I’m 6 years old but I’m kinda digging it! 😂
I constructed my bib straps slightly differently to the instructions as I placed the buttons on the bib itself and shortened the straps to fit. Once I knew where I needed the buttonholes, I trimmed the strap ends, folded them over twice and topstitched it down.
Sometimes sweet and simple is exactly what you want!