Pinafore dress and top pattern for beginners
The Apricot Pinafore Dress and easy Top sewing pattern is here! Apricot is a comfy, loose and feminine design featuring a sleeveless bodice, finished with bias tape on the armholes and a facing along the neckline, which can be round or square.
There are two casings stitched on the right side of the bodice to create a more fitted look if desired. You can opt for some lovely side ties that you can make into bows or just use elastic.
Apricot can be made in a wide variety of fabrics so you can wear it from Spring to Winter. You can combine any of the versions with a turtleneck for the colder months and with a top or a t-shirt during the Summer.
Two size ranges
And! It is also the first CocoWawa pattern coming out on our new size range. You can choose between the current one going from UK 6 / US 2 to UK 24 / US 20 (cup B) and the new size range going from UK 18 / US 14 to UK 36 / US 32 (cup D).
Inspiration for the design
Regarding our inspiration for the Apricot Pinafore Dress and Top, it comes from the uniforms nurses wore during the II World War, many of them from the Red Cross. Below you can find some of the actual garments and even a sewing pattern cover!
Apricot Pinafore Dress option
The pinafore dress features a skirt below the knee (that you can lengthen or shorten to your desire) with inseam or patch pockets to choose from (you can also have both!).
The top of the skirt is slightly gathered on one of the two size ranges. Although on both, when using the ties or the elastic, you can get a similar effect.
We have also included an optional invisible or concealed zip on the right side seam for you to be able to put the dress (or the top) on and off easily if needed.
Apricot easy top sewing pattern
This version of the Apricot sewing pattern comes with a slightly gathered peplum (on one of the size ranges). It is the perfect top for the Summer months to combine for example with a pair of shorts like Cherry or with a skirt. And you can wear it as well with any other garment underneath to layer it up or without.
With lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results, the Apricot Pinafore Dress and easy Top sewing pattern will become a staple in your wardrobe for the whole year. And! you can learn to make some of the most difficult steps thanks to our step-by-step YouTube tutorial.
Apart from this, you can see how the design looks on different bodies thanks to our testers. Apricot is the first pattern coming out on our new size range so we are really excited about it!
Now, get your lovely Apricot pattern here and let's get sewing!