The Pippi Pinafore PDF

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


Buy the Pippi Pinafore dress sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade, a pinafore bibbed dress with A-line skirt. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib, creating a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches. Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of overall hardware or buttons (depending on what you have in your stash). And deep, curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.

What we think: Perfect for a spring day this pinafore dress with deep pockets would be an asset to any handmade wardrobe.

Suggested Fabrics: Medium-weight wovens such as denim, cord, jacquard, wool, tweed.

Fabric Requirements: 150cm wide – 1.75m | 115cm wide –  1.75m

Sizing: UK 6-24.  Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

This sewing pattern is available in PDF format. The PDF pattern will be available immediately for download after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Copy shop file, A4 and US Letter paper formats.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen


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


PDF Printing

51 Pages

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    4 out of 5 Loved making this


    This was my first ever sewing project and I loved making it.

    My only criticism would be that I didn’t find it clear which way round to cut some of the pattern resulting in me having to recut and make the button band and facing, and cut the waist band in half and sew it together! It could be that me being an absolute novice I didn’t read the instructions correctly or the wording could be clearer on the pattern.

    I will definitely be making this again though as I thoroughly enjoyed it and I love the dress!

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    5 out of 5 Pretty Pippi Pinafore!


    What a lovely pattern! This is such a nice pattern for some extra skill-building. Parts of it are lined, the button placket comes together really nicely and there are lots of opportunities for practising topstitching! I love the shape with the fitted waistband and I love the way the straps cross over at the back. It is a really nice pattern and I would definitely recommend it, I have made two and wouldn’t say no to making it again!

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    5 out of 5


    I’m really happy with my Pippi pinafore. It was a lovely pattern to work with as the instructions where really easy to follow and with the different cup sizes meant that I didn’t need to do any of my own adjustments. I used a cotton home furnishing fabric for this make and it work really well for this pattern.
    For more details on this make you can check out the pattern pals review episode

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    5 out of 5


    What a gorgeous little pattern! Even though it looks quite involved, mine came together really quickly. The instructions are very good and clear. It’s a great pattern to teach you new skills, like the side opening, for instance, which is very much like a fly front, but on the side. There’s also some lining on the bib and waistband, another great skill and you end up with a lovely finish on the inside, too.
    The smaller bib makes it look a little more refined. The waistband and pleats on the skirt give a lovely and defined fit but still roomy and very comfortable.
    I made a size 10, B cup and I really love it. I’m planning my next one already.
    More photos and details can be found on my blog:

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  5. 3 out of 3 people found this helpful

    5 out of 5 Perfect 'fitted' pinafore!


    This is a really great pattern for confident beginners who are looking for a dungaree dress that is more fitted than something like the Cleo. I used mustard denim and some printed quilting cotton for the lining.

    The instructions were really easy to follow, although I did have trouble working out which way up to cut the button band and facing and had to make these twice! I made a size 8 with a B cup bib and made no alterations. For my next version (some nice bright pink denim for the summer) I will make the C cup bib, as I think the B looks a bit small.

    My finished pinafore is exactly how I envisaged it and I really like the fit – I think it’s very flattering as it offers definition at the waist and a nice A-line skirt. I definitely recommend giving it a go!

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  6. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    5 out of 5


    The Pippi pinafore is a great pattern. The instructions are very thorough and easy to follow – I didn’t have any trouble at all when sewing the pinafore. I particularly liked the attention to detail of marking the notches on the skirt with letters that are referred to in the pattern so that it’s completely clear what notches you’re meant to be matching up at which point.
    The pattern comes with cup sizes A to D which makes it easier to get a good fit. I made a size 14/A cup based on my measurements. The only adjustments I made were to lengthen the bib and the skirt by 1 inch each, which is fairly standard for me. The fit turned out really nicely – there’s just the right amount of ease for the pinafore to be comfortable to wear, whilst still being fitted enough to have a flattering shape.
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