1950s girls’ pinafore

Yesterday I finished up this quick and easy pinafore for the little one. The pattern comes from a 1954 issue of Pins and Needles magazine, and I used a polycotton woven check fabric. The pattern uses a contrast fabric for the upper skirt and bib sections, but I chose to cut these on the bias instead to make use of the check design.

It fastens up the back with buttons, though I only made the waistband button functional. The straps cross at the back and button onto the waistband. I used vintage yellow buttons with a tiny flower detail to pick out the yellow in the fabric.

Back button detail:

I’ve shared the pattern on my blog too if anyone else want to make it, complete with elephant applique template.

1950s Embroidered Pinafore pattern


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  • So cute!!

  • OH! I love this! I will check out your blog. Thanks for sharing, Debbie


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