The Sunday Set Pinafore

Hi everyone! I’ve noticed that I’m the second person to enter this dress for Frocktober. It’s the Sunday Set that came free with Simply Sewing Magazine.

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I couldn’t really see myself wearing the dungarees but I was quite taken by the pinafore. The dress is essentially a gathered circle skirt with an added bib and straps. It also has a lapped zip which I’m not that experienced with but it turned out ok.

I used a medium weight denim fabric that I bought from Sew Over It in Clapham, London. I faced the bib (and half the waistband) with a lovely teal coloured fat quarter. I also used a totally different fabric for the other half of the waist band, the pockets and the bias bound hem.

I do really like my new dress. I thought there was a possibility that I would look far too old to be wearing the type of thing I used to wear before I even hit double figures, but I don’t think it looks too bad at all! I’m quite glad I used a reasonably heavy fabric as the circle skirt does like to billow a bit in the wind, but I haven’t yet flashed my knickers to anyone! Although, leggings does help with that! If this had been made in a lighter fabric there is no doubt the slightest breeze would have it blowing around my head!

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The photographs were taken in Robin Hoods Bay which is 15 miles north of Scarborough (UK one!) where I live. If you ever do the ‘Coast to coast’ walk, this where you end up!

There’s a bit more info and few more photos on my blog applebymakes 🙂

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