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A review of Nina Lee Camden Pinafore and Skirt

Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 8th April, 2020

This Camden Pinafore dress from Nina Lee is a fully-lined pinafore (with skirt option) in 2 lengths and patch pockets. The pinafore has a deep V-neckline and princess seams that allow for the perfect fit.

I made up a toile of the bodice section. I graded from a size 10 bust, size 12 waist and back to a size 10 hip.

This was a great starting point. I took the princess seams in a little at the bust and upper bust and also quite a lot in the back, but noted that I should let out the side seams 0.5cm to allow me to comfortably wear a fine long-sleeve top beneath.

But one thing that did make all the difference was making 2 darts in the neckline in the back to take out my usual gaping issue, either side of the zip. You can see more images of this in my blog post.

I’ve seen a couple of summer versions on the net, worn without tops underneath and this is something I’m definitely going to do.