I’ve danced with the idea of making a pinafore for more than a year now. I’ve seen the York Pinafore made in almost every single way and each one always looks so personal and unique from the next.
So I tried my hand at the pattern. After reading the directions and realizing how straight forward it is, I noticed in myself that not only did I want to challenge myself a bit more, but it was an excellent “blank canvas” to do what I want. Those types of patterns are the best because it allows for so much creativity.
My version of the pinafore is definitely a Fall make (oh, but don’t worry there will be a warm weather version). I went back and forth on colors and settled on a wine color. At first I was slightly disappointed in my choice of color but decided to really dress up the Pinafore and make it a work outfit. So what changes did I make?
- Added Hong Kong seam finishes (reminds me of a more utility-esq garment) and made my own bias tape. Go me!
- Finished the bottom hem with bias tape as well.
- Got rid of the pockets in the front.
- Paired my Pinafore with a dressy blouse (Simplicity pattern 8839) to add a bit of maturity to the “look.”