Vanessa Hansen Lynn Pinafore and Skirt

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Buy the Lynn Pinafore and Skirt sewing pattern from Vanessa Hansen. This pattern started out as a skirt – something floaty and comfortable that would look nice with white trainers. But then the designer had the idea to add a pinafore bodice, and voilà, you can now make both a skirt and a dress! In addition to the original skirt design, the pattern also includes a skirt with an elasticated waist if you’re looking for a quicker make without adding a zip.

This is the perfect skirt. It’s modern with lots of flair and looks great with both trainers and heels. The dress version is designed to be worn on top of a t-shirt (or why not try a soft turtleneck in colder weather) so that you can have all the cuteness of a pinafore but none of the worry about bra straps.

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). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light fabrics with a good drape. Try cotton lawn, viscose challis and viscose blends, crepe de chine or charmeuse.

Fabric requirements:

Sizes UK 8 – 16: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: View A, 2.7 m (3 yd) / View A Lining, 0.7 m (3/4 yd) / View B/C, 2.2 m (2 1/2 yd) // 135 cm (53″) wide fabric: View A, 2.4 m (2 5/8 yd) / View A Lining, 0.7 m (3/4 yd) / View B/C, 1.9 m (2 1/8 yd).

Sizes UK 18 – 24: 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: View A, 3.2 m (3 1/2 yd) / View A Lining, 0.7 m (3/4 yd) / View B/C, 2.6 m (3 yd) // 135 cm (53″) wide fabric: View A, 2.8 m (3 1/8 yd) / View A Lining, 0.7 m (3/4 yd) / View B/C, 2.2 m (2 1/2 yd).

Sizing: UK 8 – 24. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

This pattern is drafted for someone who is 1.70 m (5’7″) tall. The bodice is drafted for the following sewing cup sizes: B cup (UK 8 – 16), C cup (UK 18 – 22), DD cup (UK 24). You can calculate your sewing cup size by subtracting your upper bust measurement from your full bust measurement. The difference will tell you which sewing cup size you have: 5 cm (2″) = B cup, 7.5 cm (3″) = C cup, 12.5 cm (5″) = DD cup. Your cup size can tell you if you need to make a full/small bust adjustment.

Notions: Thread // Views A and B: Invisible zip, 28 cm (11″); iron-on interfacing for waistband pieces // View C: 3.8 cm (1 1/2″) wide elastic, the length of your waist measurement.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (56 pages); US letter print-at-home pattern (60 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (4 sheets); pattern envelope design. This pattern has layers, so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Additional information


Cottons, Drape

Make time

All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate


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

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

56 Pages

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