A seasonal make for you today, a warm lined pinafore with a more formal edge than the usual bib and braces pinafore style.
The pattern is called Emma from a Simply sewing magazine and it has a lovely fit straight from the packet. Dianne from Sew,Create and Recycle did a swap with me towards the end of lockdown. I sent her some bag-making fabric then she sent me some patterns she didn't want. She definitely lives up to her blog name.
The top has an empire line with gathers under the bust. This was a thick brocade fabric so extra special attention had to be paid to the gathers. If the truth be told, I did the lower waistband seam twice because the first time I only used one row of gathering stitches and it was all bumpy and not spread evenly across the centre of the skirt. I used two rows of gathers to get it right which I knew I should have done in the first place!
The fabric is a woven brocade given to me by my friend Michelle in my 'lockdown' fabric bag which she donated on my back doorstep as a surprise. Due to the thickness of the fabric, I made one side of the pocket out of lining to reduce bulk at the hips.
Thank you to all involved in my free pinafore: Dianne, Michelle and of course Emma. I would definitely make it again. I would love a red or patterned cord one.
Thanks for dropping by. I appear not to be disguising the fact that it is cold by the strained looks on my face!
What are you making this Autumn/Winter?