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…