Pinafore dresses

I’m a fan of making garments that allow for easy layering. I have always cared about sustainability and making garments that I can wear over and over again. Garments that are loved and get lots of wear are better for the planet and my wallet! Pinafores take me back to Primary School which isn’t a…

Breaking the Pattern – Utu Pinafore

In the last few years, I’ve become a fan of pinafore dresses. The York by Helen’s Closet showed me how good they are for work wear. The items underneath can be easily layered depending on the season.┬áSo far I’ve tried several different pinafore patterns- the York, Dani and now the Utu. I’ve made three versions…

York, York, York!

I have been a serial pattern sewist lately. It’s nice to make a garment which I know I’ll get a lot of wear from. The York Pinafore┬áby Helen’s Closet is one of my current favourite garments. I have made two other versions previously and knew I needed at least another one for my rotation. This…

York Pinafore

I recently tested the York Pinafore for Helen from Helen’s Closet. This pattern is a winner! This pinafore is a modern take on a classic pinafore dress with a cocoon shape and two views. View A features large scoop pockets, a dipped neckline, and comes to the knee. View B is a shorter length with…