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Sew Confident Box - May

*** Available to order from March15 to April14. Ships on May 2 ***

The Pippi Pinafore will become your favorite go-to weekend dress. Darts and gently curved sides shape the bib, creating a flattering silhouette for multiple bust sizes. The pleated front skirt and side button placket create a relaxed look while also stepping your sewing repertoire up a few notches.

Straps cross over the back and fasten to the bib using your choice of overall hardware  or buttons (depending on what you have in your stash). And deep, curved patch pockets make sure you have room for everything you might need throughout the day.

Casual meets practical with a relaxed fit around the waist and hips. and when paired with a fitted knit or your favorite shirt, you’ll be ready for a weekend away in the woods or your favorite weekend brunch spot. More...

In this box, you will receive the pattern, fabric of your choice, and all the notions to match your fabric

Pattern: Pippi Pinafore from Jennifer Lauren Handmade

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

What you should know (or desire to learn): Attaching patch pockets, attaching buckles (optional), sewing buttons and buttonholes, inserting a lining, sewing pleats

Fabric Options: Read more about the fabric options here.

  • Light Washed Cotton Denim - Thicker than a chambray, this denim is a bleached blue to look like a well washed pair of blue jeans. At 6 ounces, it's on the lighter side of medium weight so it won't have too much bulk in the pleats and darts. And the cool, clean color will layer well with striped t-shirts, boldly colored tanks, or whatever you decide to wear to add a little fun to your wardrobe. A simple and beautiful fabric.
  • Black Line Drawn Floral Chichi Print Woven - The subtlety of this floral print is the key to this fabric's appeal. Thin, white lines form large, morning glory-like blooms on a solid black background. And it's all on a cotton nylon twill that has a full-bodied drape and thin hand. With 5% stretch, it's supple and comfortable and will make for a pinafore that feels as good as it looks!
  • Forest Green 21W Corduroy - It seemed like a must to use a corduroy for this pattern. Something about pinafores screams corduroy to me, though that might just be my childhood talking. This fabric, a small wale that almost feels like velvet, comes in a lovely deep green and is the just the right mix of emerald jewel-tone and army green. And if we're playing with the mix of feminine and utilitarian, it seems like the ideal choice.
      Also in this Box: Matching thread, topstitching thread, lining fabric, overall buckles, 4 buttons, fusible interfacing, and a sewing machine needle.

      Not sure what fabric to pick? Get one of our swatch kits. You can find them here