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This adorable little cross front pinafore is so much fun and a great way to use a variety of some of your favorite fabrics. Abigail features a sweet cross-front design with fabric ties and one simple buttonhole. This pinafore is sure to be a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that your little girl will fall in love with! Just a quick note about Abigail, this little pinafore is one of those wonderful designs that is truly 4 seasons. In the warmer months pair it up with a T-shirt or pretty little peasant top and in the cooler months try a long sleeved-T, Turtle neck or a pretty blouse.
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Yet another beautifully designed pattern by Olabelhe. Always easy to follow and love the outcome of the dresses.
This is such a great dress and so classic. I used only two fabrics and it made beautiful Christmas Dresses for my girls. I love the results!
I was extremely happy with the final results. (I can also say this pattern maker is terrific at answering email) I used batiks to make the dress. I used the french seams mentioned, however, I might have added a bit more to the width of my block to make up for the tiny bit extra I used- maybe a half inch more per block. I also might have added another 2 inches in length, just cause I like to start a tad on the long side. My daughter LOVES the length. The box pleats, done by hand did take me a few hours- but I LOVE them, they are not perfectly even all the way around- but i don't think you can tell. I sat in my bed, listening to a book on cd, pinning away- nice to step away from the machine sometimes! I had difficulty printing- I set margins to "none" and still had the bottom fall outside the printing area. I did change up the order a bit, hemming first then doing sides, I did a few things differently-I cut 2 bands width of fabric, instead of the 3 shorter suggested. If you are shopping for fabric to make this dress, I think you are best off cutting out your pattern pieces and a template for your panel before you head to the shop- it will give you the best idea of accurate yardage to purchase. also, to keep your orientation, you might want to mark panels top/bottom along with the lettering- I kept getting turned around and ended up sewing them on a different way than planned (does not help that its hard to tell front and back on batiks!) I also would cut my band wider so that I can have a deeper hem with no stitching going thru the bottom band. The sizing is accurate and it's sure to delight any young girl! Also gives fabric addicts a great way to use up fabrics! I know I will make this pattern again with different fabrics and Im sure it will go together faster. I would love to see more examples from other sewers and I'd love to see a couple "testers' dresses posted, I couldn't find dresses except for Olabelhe's examples.
Timeless, yet modern. LOTS of fullness and pleats, yet simple. This is very fun to make. The only down side is trying to keep track of ALL the fabrics.
A rotary cutter
A cutting mat
A quilter’s ruler
9 Coordinating Fabrics
Lots of straight pins
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There can be No resale or reproduction of this pattern in part or whole without written consent from the designer Dawn Hansen. This includes sharing, tracing or forwarding the pattern to anyone except the original purchaser.
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