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Hannah's girly pinafore

Added Apr 11, 2010

by hannnc

Newcastle, Austr...






I purchased this pattern a year ago, but now as my 19th birthday approaches the dress seems less cute and more child-like.

My least favourite thing is HEMMING dresses. They never look quite right.

  • Edit (Oct 2011)** I’ve now learnt the amazing beauty of invisible hems! I don’t think I’ll ever go back!




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Preppy



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    Apr 27, 2012, 02.51 PMby naama

    This is really cute! Can you please post the pattern’s number?

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      May 20, 2012, 04.24 AMby hannnc

      Thank you! It’s Mccalls 5577, mentioned in credits :)

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    Apr 24, 2011, 09.52 AMby shelley .

    Super cute:)

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.30 AMby meegie-moo

    aww – I love it! I could definately wear it in summer and i’m 25! good work – for a beginner sewer it looks very well made :-)

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    Jun 12, 2010, 08.31 AMby laurii

    it’s lovely and you really can (or actually should) wear it! :)

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    Apr 17, 2010, 07.46 AMby dudette0sam

    there is an instrument that looks like a wooden box with a ruler up it and a clip at the top (to pin threw), i dont know what it is called, but if u put the dress on a dressform and then use it to measure up from the ground, it works great. id ask about it at a fabric and supply store. good luck. it looks amazing!

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    Apr 12, 2010, 01.18 PMby tallykay

    You. are. so. pretty. Seriously! oh i think wearing leggings with it (like leggings that go about down to your ankles) would make it look more grown up. Also like a black cardigan over it. You know, those black things that everyone has! I think that would look good but you never know i might be totally wrong! The pictures are very nice BTW.

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      Apr 13, 2010, 05.29 AMby hannnc

      i might try leggings, but i have actually tried a black cardigan and it works perfectly! thanks for the advice lol. maybe wearing a cardigan will help me adjust into wearing this around :)
      thanks again for your very kind words :)

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    Apr 11, 2010, 04.19 PMby badyan

    I´d wear it in my 30 :-) Very nice!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 02.24 PMby Natalia *

    Its really cute. You could definitely pull it off. Im glad you decided to ditch the big patch pockets on it (as the pattern cover shows).

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      Apr 11, 2010, 03.00 PMby hannnc

      yeah i thought the pockets were too much. qute large and a bit ridiculous!
      :) thanks

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    Apr 11, 2010, 02.23 PMby mizzblaze11

    it really is adorable! and u could do a blindstitch hem

    this web site tells you how to do it with your machine and make it quick

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      Apr 11, 2010, 03.02 PMby hannnc

      the problem with hemming for me was how to make it STRAIGHT. like how to measure where i should hem it. we decided to measure up from the ground but its not the best system i’m sure.
      thankyou though, that is an interesting technique!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 01.21 PMby musyuknye

    so cute…luv it…

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    Apr 11, 2010, 10.20 AMby holasoylulu

    Super cute!!!! I LOVE it! I hope an almost 25 years old can also wear it, cus I want one too!!

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      Apr 11, 2010, 01.12 PMby hannnc

      thankyou :) i’m sure you can, i think i’m just nervous when it comes to things i make myself. just need to be proud of it and wear it i guess! ahh bravery i need some!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 10.04 AMby sarsaparilla

    Wear it, it looks great! I’m the same age and I have this dilemma with nearly every dress I end up making :S

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    Apr 11, 2010, 08.34 AMby kat21

    That is gorgeous! I hope a 19 year old can wear…actually I hope a nearly 23 year old can wear it because I want one!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 08.20 AMby mixtlii

    It is so, so, so cute! I want the same!!! And the colour matches perfectely :)

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      Apr 11, 2010, 01.01 PMby hannnc

      aww thankyou :)
      i know how crazy is the colour match! i went out thinking i’d get blue too.. but not that close!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.46 AMby dilshadburman

    Its TOTALLY wearable! I’m 25 and I’d wear it!! :D Good job!

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.30 AMby lizah

    Oh, it’s sooo cute! and of course you can wear it, I would do it :)

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    Apr 11, 2010, 07.28 AMby sittaholi

    So adorable, it reminds me of Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. And I think it’s totally wearable.

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      Apr 11, 2010, 01.03 PMby hannnc

      Haha i thought of Dorothy too when i finished it.. which is why i was afraid it was too much of a ‘young’ fashion. Thanks though, everyone here is making me feel more confident in wearing it.

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