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The York Pinafore

The York Pinafore


Simple yet stylish patterns have always had a special place in my heart and the York Pinafore is the new addition to that special place. Immediately the pattern was launched by Helen's Closet, I knew there was gap in my closet that I had not realized before and it has now been filled! dsc_0171.jpg

Pattern Details:

Helen's Closet describes the York Pinafore as a "modern take on a classic pinafore dress". The pattern features a few variations to play with: a knee length vs. a shorter length, a dipped neckline vs. a high neckline, and large scoop pockets vs. a kangaroo style pocket.

For my version, I chose the shorter version with a high neckline and large scoop pockets. I love how it turned out and I already have a black and white version cut out.

York Pinafore by The Ravel Out

Fabric Details:

Suggested fabrics are medium to heavy weight woven fabrics such as cotton twill, denim, and wool for a structured look. However for a less structured look, the pattern suggests fabrics such as rayon crepe or viscose poplin.

For my version, I chose a stretch sateen fabric from my local Fabricland store. It is medium weight with 97% cotton and 3% lycra which worked great for this project.

York Pinafore by The Ravel Out

My Favorite Details:

  • You only need one meter to make this gorgeous pinafore. Yes, you read that right!
  • It has pockets. In fact, two cool pocket variations.
  • It sews up really fast. I was able to sew this within an hour once I had cut out the pieces.
  • There are so many ways to rock this. You can layer it over tank tops, t-shirts, button-up shorts, turtlenecks and leggings, which makes it an all year round essential.
  • Being able to easily hack a pattern makes it even more appealing. My second York Pinafore will have a hacked touch to it :-)

York Pinafore by The Ravel Out

I hope you love this as much as I do.

Happy Sewing,


The Ravel Out




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