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Silk Wool Tweed Pinafore Dress

Added Nov 8, 2010

by Jamie Lau

Brooklyn, New Yo...






In this tutorial, I modified Angela Kane’s pinafore dress pattern by lowering the neckline of the front bodice. I also added lining to the dress. This is my first project posted on BurdaStyle!

Material Notes

1 1/2 yards of silk wool tweed, 1 1/2 yards of silk charmeuse, 24" invisible zipper.




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Blends, Silk, Wool

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    May 16, 2011, 12.09 AMby Sharon Odia

    Hi Angela. I saw your videos on youtube and I was greatly inspired. After few hours, I decided to register as a member on your website with full subscription. I am having difficulty opening your classic shirt video. My system does not recognise the format you saved the video. Please help. I really cannot wait to start trying your fantastic ideas. Please kindly advise on the best format to open the video. Thanks in advance.

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      Jun 23, 2011, 05.42 PMby Angela Kane

      I don’t know how I missed your comment. Are you still having problems?

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    Nov 14, 2010, 01.19 PMby brooklynvirginia

    Yikes! I’m logged in but can’t get the pattern to download for printing…..EAch time I try, the page I call up is blank. I’m pretty sad…..Brooklyn Virginia

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      Nov 15, 2010, 02.40 AMby Jamie Lau

      Hi Brooklyn Virginia! I just did a test and it worked. Login under your BurdaStyle account. On the project page (this page), click “Get It.” You will then be redirected to the purchase page. This pattern is free, so all you have to do now is click on “Print Pattern at Home” and a PDF should appear. Let me know if it works for you this time!


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    Nov 13, 2010, 03.39 AMby mwelland

    I love this style. It would make such a great winter dress! Can’t wait to get some fabric! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Nov 11, 2010, 08.30 PMby inga

    What a great rendition of the Pinafore dress. Kudos to you!! I have been a follower of Angela Kane pattern instructions in youtube for sometime. Really like the tasteful simplicity of her designs.

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      Nov 11, 2010, 08.59 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Inga! Angela will be adding more free patterns!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 10.06 PMby fullertonregan

    Oh that fabric is DIVINE! You look gorgeous and VERY sophisticated. No one would ever guess this was handmade. Great dress and great pattern. Congrats on such a stellar first garment!!

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      Nov 11, 2010, 02.33 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks so much! How flattering! It was fun to make! I highly recommend that you give it a shot! Stay tuned for future BurdaStyle projects of the week!

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    Nov 10, 2010, 12.01 AMby Cecilia Albónico

    This is a lovely dress. Thank you for this pattern from Angela Kane!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 05.10 PMby wzrdreams

    Very pretty choice of fabric. Thank you for bringing attention to this pattern. Now I know about Angela Kane and her wonderful tutorials. Big thanks to Angela for this lovely pattern!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 11.57 AMby Angela Kane

    Your enthusiasm has encouraged me to add more free patterns for the BurdaStyle fans in the future. It’s great to see my designs being made up by others.

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      Nov 9, 2010, 03.45 PMby Jamie Lau

      Thanks, Angela! Looking forward to seeing more!

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      Apr 21, 2011, 10.52 PMby Amor Allure

      you should i love your videos as well.I hate zippers but after watching that video i like them. you are great thanks for everything and your great patterns….. i love sewing just hate make patterns.. So you should do more pattern for buda style fans.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 09.41 AMby Angela Kane

    Well done Jamie. A fantastic first project. It just shows that a simple style can be interpreted in so many different ways and I love the way you have used the sophisticated silk wool tweed.

    I am flattered to see this pattern as a Featured Burda Project.

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      Nov 9, 2010, 11.48 AMby Jamie Lau

      Thank you for making this pattern available to the community, Angela! This dress was very fun to make!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 04.54 AMby c79helium

    So Mod there Jamie!!!

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    Nov 8, 2010, 11.33 PMby carottesauvage

    That’s cute and it’s a free pattern!Since it seems that members will perhaps not be given the opportunity to sell their own pattern on Burdastyle (the Ravelry way), Angela K’s marketing strategy is inspiring (a free download on site to attract the ‘consumer’ to personal website)

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    Nov 8, 2010, 11.01 PMby atrinka

    Are the skirt front darts still visible with the pockets?

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      Nov 8, 2010, 11.36 PMby Jamie Lau

      No, they are no longer visible!

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