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Jennifer Lauren Handmade: Pippi Pinafore

I was lucky enough to be chosen to review the Pippi Pinafore from Jennifer Lauren.  I honestly don’t think I have ever worn a pinafore before (that I remember) so its not a style I naturally gravitate to, but I must say I was pleasantly surprised!

I used some wool fabric that I scored from an Instagram destash account. Its a gorgeous teal-blue colour, and very hard to capture the true colour in a photograph.

I graded the pattern from over 3 sizes from my bust to waist (classic pear). I was a little worried about how it was all going to come together with the bib essentially being a different size to the skirt, but it turned out well.

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Some of the things that really set this pattern apart are the different cup sizes for the bib. Its probably just me, but I hate seeing bibs on overalls (dungarees) and pinafores that are too small for the wearers bust. So needless to say I really appreciated being able to make it to fit me, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.  The other thing I’m 100% in love with is the gorgeous deep pockets!! I’m really into the squarish-sew-on-top (I’m sure there is a more technical name for them) pockets. They look great and are deep enough to hold a whole ton of stuff (ask me how I know!)

The pattern instructions are so well written and illustrated I didn’t once have a “huh?” head-scratching moment (which is big for me!) It was a very satisfying sew.

A change I made to the pattern was to have the straps button directly to the bib instead of folding over on themselves.  No real reason for this except personal preference (and I absolutely love the buttons and wanted to show them off a little more)

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I also lengthened the skirt by 2 inches, and the bib by 1 inch. I’m 5’9 and was aiming to have it hit just below my knee. If I make this again, I think I’ll definitely length it just by 1/2 inch to make it perfect.

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Thank you for letting me review your pattern Jennifer Lauren Handmade! I really love my new pinafore.

This pattern was provided to me for free for review, but all opinions are my own 🙂

 

 

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