September 2020
September 2020

Sewing Pattern

Cross-Back Pinafore

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Introducing the pretty and practical Molly pinny designed by mother and daughter duo Susan Posner and Naomi Posner-Coxon! Slip on for baking or transform this multi-purpose pinny into an everyday outfit by layering it over a cute top. Either way, this garment will boost your skillset with in-seam pockets, bias binding and facings.

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Essentials
  1. Main fabric, 1.5m (140cm)
  2. Contrast fabric, 25cm
  1. 0.5cm seam allowance used throughout, unless otherwise stated.
Sizes
  1. 8-20
Dimensions List
  1. Front: cut one on the fold
  2. Back: cut one on the fold
  3. Side panels: cut one on the fold
  4. Pockets: cut one pair
  5. Straps: cut two
  6. Top facing: cut one on the fold
  7. Pocket lining: cut one pair, adding 2.5cm to the bottom edge

1

    Download and print the pattern. Cut the pieces according to the cutting guide from the main fabric, excluding the pocket lining and pocket, which should be cut from a contrast print. Put the pockets and lining right sides together, sew across the top, then press the seam towards the lining. With right sides facing, measure 1cm from the seam onto the pocket lining, then fold to form a contrast trim at the top and press. Topstitch close to the seam on the right side.

2

    With right sides together, align the bottom raw edge of the pouch with the pocket placement line on each side panel, ensuring the top faces towards the hem edge. Stitch to the side panel, 0.5cm from the pocket raw edge. Press up towards the top of the garment and pin in place at the sides, making sure the centre of the pocket at the top matches the middle of the side panel. Topstitch 1cm from the bottom seam and trim any excess fabric in line with the edge of the side panel.

3

    To attach the side panels, place right sides together on each side of the front of the garment and stitch in place, then do the same with the back pieces. Neaten the seam edges and press to one side.

4

    To make the straps, press each fabric strip in half lengthwise. Open out and press the edges towards the centre fold, then fold again, enclosing the raw edges. Press and stitch close to the fabric edge. With right sides together, place the straps level with the top of the pinny and the edge of the side panel seam, then secure in place.

5

    Pin the right strap to the left back of the pinny, 2.5cm from the back edge of the fabric, keeping the strap level with the garment top. Place the left strap to the right back in the same way to form a crossback. Try it on to make sure the straps are the right length, then stitch in place at the back and trim any excess fabric.

6

    For the top facing, press 1cm towards the wrong side of the fabric at the bottom edge of the facing. Place the facing right sides together, in line with the top of the pinny and the back edges over the top of the straps, matching the centre. Secure in place, taking a 0.5cm seam at the top and 2.5cm seam at the back edge. Trim the corner and any excess so that it lays flat. Fold the facing to the back of the pinny and press in place.

7

    Press the side edges 2.5cm towards the wrong side, then fold 1cm, enclosing the raw edges. Press the hem 5cm from the edge and fold, then press a further 1cm to enclose the raw edges. Fold the hem back on itself towards the right side, then sew 2.5cm away from the back edge towards the edge of the hem. Trim the corner and seam allowance, then fold the hem back in place and press. Stitch the hem, back edges and top facing close to the edge; the stitching line should be 10cm from the top of the pinny.

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