The Whittaker£14.50

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A classic pinafore for work and play. With a buttoned side fastening, side and back pockets. Make it long with a back split or short just below the knee. Accentuate the detailing with contrast top stitching or keep it simple with matching thread.

Skill level – experienced.

This is a multi-size paper pattern including sizes 6 – 18. All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless stated otherwise and are included in the pattern.

We would suggest using the following fabrics – 8-12oz denim, cotton twill or canvas, corduroy, moleskin, half panama cotton. For a softer look and feel you could try a mid weight linen or tencel/linen blend.

For the facings we would recommend either a cotton muslin or a slip viscose lining.

Our sample was made out of a 10oz denim. The following denims would give a very similar effect – Blue Shadow, River Valley, Alaska, Rider, French Eco.

For more fabric suggestions click on the ‘Suitable Fabrics’ tab.


You will need: 8 x 15-18mm Buttons 1 x Matching thread Top stitch thread if you are going to do contrast top stitching. Fabric Requirements (long version)
 Size 6-8Size 10-14Size 16-18
83cm's wide, with or without nap2.85M3.35M3.35M
120cm's wide, without nap2.15M2.5M2.6M
120cm's wide, with nap2.15M2.75M2.9M
140cm's wide, without nap1.7M2M2.3M
140cm's wide, with nap1.7M2.15M2.7M
150cm's wide, with or without nap1.7M1.7M2.15M
Fabric Requirements (short version)
 Size 6-8Size 10-14Size 16-18
83cm's wide, with or without nap2.2M2.55M2.65M
120cm's wide, without nap1.5M1.85M2M
120cm's wide, with nap1.5M1.85M2.25M
140cm's wide, without nap1.25M1.25M1.5M
140cm's wide, with nap1.25M1.5M2M
150cm's wide, with or without nap1.25M1.4M1.5M
Lining Requirements
 Size 6-8Size 10-14Size 16-18
110cm's wide, without nap0.75M0.9M1M
120cm's wide, without nap0.7M0.9M1M
140cm's wide, without nap0.7M0.8M0.9M
150cm's wide, without nap0.7M0.8M0.9M
Finished Measurements (in cm)
Length Short*87.58888.58989.59090.5
Length Long*118118.5119119.5120120.5121
*front shoulder to hem
UK Sizing
 Size 6Size 8Size 10Size 12Size 14Size 16Size 18