Added Nov 14, 2010
Wellington, New ...
My attempt at Angela Kane’s pinafore pattern. I needed to modify the top part quite a bit as i am a pear-shape, with a very small bust (!) and a funny shaped chest. After the pattern darts i added another bust dart, and then kept the waist dart going up to the shoulder. hopefully you can see that in one of the photos. And then i just winged the rest, changing the shape of the neck to suit what the fabric wanted to do, and not bothering with top stitching in the contrast thread.
Would i make it again? yes, i definitely would. but not soon as it took me the whole weekend. I’ve never pricked my self with pins so often nor made so many mistakes as i have with this garment. This is not a reflection on the pattern at all which is very good, as are the video instructions, but my rudimentary sewing skills. I learnt heaps from the videos, especially how to hand embroider. This pattern gave me the confidence to amend it due to my quirky body. i recommend this pattern to all.
Denim with some stretch
- Angela Kane