Ivy Pinafore Dress

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


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Buy the Ivy Pinafore Dress sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. With two completely different silhouettes — an A-line style tent dress and a slim-fit variation — Ivy transforms the everyday overall into a feminine and comfy garment with an option for everyone. Button-down straps can be functional or stitched in place and topstitching can add a subtle or contrasting detail. Fully lined and with pockets to boot, Ivy is a sturdy little number that is just as at home relaxing on the couch as it is kicking leaves and splashing in puddles. Team Ivy with boots for coffee on the weekend, wellies for digging in the garden or slippers for some fireside knitting action.

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

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

– 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). What is Copy Shop?

What we think: The variation in silhouette makes this a really versatile pattern. Make it in a cotton for the summer and wear it with a T-shirt. For winter, why not make a polo neck top to wear under a corduroy version?

Suggested fabrics: The Ivy Pinafore was designed with medium weight fabrics with drape in mind. Pinwale corduroy, denim, duck, jacquard and drill make a great year-round dress. For winter, snuggle up in wools and velvet. Use lightweight lining. If inserting pockets, especially for View 2, a lighter weight fabric is recommended for these – cotton poplin, lawn and linens all make lovely, sturdy and lightweight pockets. Or try colourful quilting cottons for a fun and unique detail.

Fabric requirements: Extra may be required to match patterns, for a taller person or for a cup size larger than a D cup.

View 1 Dress: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 3 – 3.5 m (3.28 – 3.83 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2 – 2.5 m (2.2 – 2.74 yd).

View 1 Lining: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 3 – 3.5 m (3.28 – 3.83 yd).

View 2 Dress: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.25 – 2.75 m (2.46 – 3 yd) // 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1.75 – 2 m (1.92 – 2.18 yd).

View 2 Lining: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 1.75 – 2 m (1.92 – 2.18 yd).

Sizing: UK 6 – 24. Please check the size chart.

Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing; 2 buttons, approx. 4 cm (1 5/8″) or smaller; matching and/or contrast thread // Optional: Denim or heavy weight sewing machine needle depending on chosen fabric; lightweight fabric for pockets to reduce bulk/weight around hips.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Jacquard / Brocade, Velvet / Velveteen, Wools / Suiting


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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

PAPER, PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

54 pages

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