Dulcie Pinafore

Jennifer Lauren Handmade

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Buy the Dulcie Pinafore sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. Dulcie is a structured, button-front pinafore press with a square neckline, semi-fitted A-line skirt, and square in-set pockets. Princess seams provide shaping through the bodice for a smooth fit over the bust and back, while the deep, roomy pockets carry all of your daily essentials. The bodice is fully lined for a clean inside finish, and optional topstitching in key areas can add a modern element to an otherwise 60s mod design.

Dulcie works perfectly paired with knit tops (Dulcie is styled here with a Gable Top, but Ostara, Bronte and Vielle would also look lovely) as well as lightweight blouses like the Aisling Blouse.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). Choose sizes 6 – 24 with A – D cups or sizes 16 – 34 with C – F cups. What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: The Dulcie Pinafore is best suited to mid-weight fabrics with some structure. Denim, corduroy, wool, suitings, tweeds and mammoth flannel will make a great Dulcie Pinafore. For the bodice lining, look for lightweight woven fabrics such as cotton lawn or voile to help reduce seam allowance bulk.

Fabric requirements: Extra may be required for pattern/print matching or adding length.

Main fabric: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6-14, 1.75 m (1.91 yd) / Sizes 16-24, 2 m (2.18 yd) / Sizes 26-34, 2.25 m (2.46 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Sizes 6-14, 2.25 m (2.46 yd) / Sizes 16-24**, 2.5 m (2.73 yd) / Sizes 26-34**, 3.5 m (3.82 yd).

Lining fabric: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: Sizes 6-14, 0.5 m (0.54 yd) / Sizes 16-24, 0.65 m (0.71 yd) / Sizes 26-34, 0.6 m (0.66 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: Sizes 6-14, 0.75 m (0.82 yd) / Sizes 16-24, 0.8 m (0.87 yd) / Sizes 26-34, 0.85 m (0.93 yd).

** Not suitable for fabric with directional print/nap/texture due to waistband circumference and how the pattern piece needs to be laid.

Sizing: UK 6 – 24 with A – D cups and UK 16 – 34 with C – F cups. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Note: The size ranges have been drafted from different blocks. The new Curve block (sizes 16 – 34 with C – F cups) has a bit more built-in ease through the bust, waist and hip area. The bust tends to be a bit more shapely in the Curve block and the shoulders, depending on the style, will have a little more room in them. 

To determine your cup size, wear supportive undergarments, then keeping your tape measure level (make sure it is not dipping at the back), measure both your full bust (the widest part of your bust, all the way around) and your high bust (the upper part of your bust around and under the arm pits). Use the difference between these measurements to determine your approximate cup size: A cup = 1 cm (3/8″), B cup = 3 cm (1 1/4″), C cup = 5 cm (2″), D cup = 7.5 cm (3″), E cup = 10 cm (4″), F cup = 12.5 cm (4 7/8″). Then, to determine your bodice size, find your full bust measurement (or closest to) along your corresponding cup row on the size chart.

Always choose your bodice based on your cup size first – you can then grade the pattern to get the right circumference elsewhere.

Notions: Twelve 2 cm (3/4″) buttons; approx. 32 cm x 145 cm (12 5/8″ x 57 1/8″) rectangle of lightweight fusible interfacing; matching and/or contrast thread.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home patterns for both size ranges; A0 copy shop files for both size ranges. This pattern has the layers function so you can select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information

Fabric

Denim / Corduroy, Wools / Suiting

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Size

UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52, UK 26 / US 22 / EU 54, UK 28 / US 24 / EU 56, UK 30 / US 26 / EU 58, UK 32 / US 28 / EU 60, UK 34 / US 30 / EU 62

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 16-34/C-F CUPS (+£7.00), PDF pattern + Printed copy shop SIZES 6-24/A-D CUPS (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

54 pages (sizes 6-24), 59 pages (sizes 16-34)

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