A Brown Corduroy Ivy

A review of Ivy Pinafore Dress

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Reviewed by Sew Dainty on 21st November, 2019

This is such a great pattern to sew, and since I bought the pattern several months ago I have been waiting for the weather to turn colder so that I could get on and sew it. Although there is no reason why you couldn’t wear it in warmer weather – for me, especially as it is fully lined, it is perfect for Autumn/Winter.

There are two dresses that you can make with this pattern. I chose to make the gentle A-line version, but you can also opt for the looser tent-style dress too.

I used a brown corduroy, which was lovely, but the top stitching details and the flat-felled seams got a bit lost in the wales of the corduroy, so I think I must definitely make another with a fabric that I can see those details on better.

The pattern and instructions are faultless, I have made her Pippi Pinafore before and again, it was a lovely pattern – you can see that a great deal of work has gone into it.

The curved yoke and straps are real features. I really like the big buttons that alot of people have used when sewing up this pinafore, however when I held up a large button when trying it on, I felt like the recommended 4cm (or smaller) sized button was much too big for me, and opted for a 2cm jeans button instead. I did sew the buttonholes for it, but as it is a ‘pull on and off over the head’ type dress, then you don’t have to make them working buttons (if you don’t like sewing buttonholes).

For my full review you can head over to my blog at Sew Dainty below:

https://sewdainty.co.uk/2019/11/20/the-ivy-pinafore-from-jennifer-lauren-handmade/