Sewing the Milton Pinafore with Jen

Whilst a Sharlene was visiting the rag shop I asked her to choose the fabric for my second blog. The fabrics look lovely online but there’s nothing like seeing and feeling it in real. By choice I would go directly for a printed fabric so it’s nice to have a beautiful plain fabric to mix and match with my separates. The Yarn Dyed Denim in Ballet Slipper Sharlene choose has a slight stretch and the colour is stunning, and very me. 


I’d recently made one of the free patterns from the peppermint magazine the Paddington Blouse, the instructions  and sizing were spot on. I was impressed how it came together so when I seen the Peppermint Milton Pinafore I had no hesitation to make it.

I really love this shape on my body. It’s a beautiful finish with French seams. So it looks as pretty inside as out.

Things I would change are using a cotton or lining fabric for the bib facing and the pockets. The pocket area especially has became bulky due the the layers of fabric. It’s also taken my a while to find a perfect colour match for the buttons. I found the perfect ones in the end… 


I will definitely make another one of these pinafores it’s a win win with it being a free pattern too! 


I’m over at @jenlegg_teescreatives if you want to follow more of my sewing journey. Thank you. 

 If you want to recreate Jen’s full look check out our printed cottons here to make your own statement Patina blouse. 

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