Pinafore Pattern Hack


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Another simple yet adorable Infinite A-line pattern hack! This pinafore is perfect worn alone for spring or layered over a long sleeved tee for winter! Get this baby sundress pattern and tutorial. 

I was really hesitant to commit to sewing everyone Easter dresses this year. After all, I have a newborn and five girls to sew for.  Some people might call that crazy.

But crazy has always held a certain appeal for me.

When designing this dress, I was really inspired by all the gingham popping up everywhere lately; it just screams spring to me! I also really wanted to make another pinafore style like this one I did last year.

This is another Infinite A-line pattern hack, although I decided to keep the back bodice piece on this one instead of just using straps.

To create this style, I followed the Infinite A-line dress instructions for View D and just discarded the side bodice pieces instead of sewing them to the center & ruffles.

Then I loosely followed these instructions to create a waistband and facing.  After you’ve cut them out, you’ll sew the short ends of each piece together, to create 2 loops.  Place 4 pins in the band and facing, all equidistance apart (one pin will be in the seam you just sewed).  Pin the band and facing to the front and back of bodice (as shown in the other tutorial), matching 2 of the pins in band/facing with the centers of the bodices.  Be sure the seam you just sewed is on the side of the dress so it won’t be as visible.  Then sew the bands to the bodices and continue following the other tutorial to attach the skirt.

It’s really a very simple and straightforward dress… the only problem I had was accidentally serging a big HOLE in the center of the waistband after thisone was almost complete! It was also after midnight at the time and I admit, I cried a little bit.

But all’s well that ends well! And now I just have six days to sew four more dresses. I can do it right??

Pray for me.

UPDATE: I finished in time!  But had to scrap the baby’s 🙂 See them all here!

Get your own copy of the pattern HERE and let me know what you’re making for Easter this year!

(You can find the tutorial for this woven Easter basket HERE – the bottom zips off so that it stores flat!
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    Easter Sewing
    April 20, 2017 at 8:35 am

    […] I used the Infinite A-line dress pattern and hacked it into a pinafore following the instructions that I posted last week. […]

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    July 7, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    This is the most beautiful dress I ever seen on Website! Just perfect for a little beautiful lady in the picture.

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      July 7, 2017 at 11:05 pm

      Why thank you Ada! It sure was fun to make.

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