This next York Pinafore hack is a combination of the last two variations I shared, the gathered waist and the spaghetti straps. I have to say that this version brings me so much joy when I wear it! I love the swishy feel, the longer length, and the drama of the skirt. Not to mention it is made from the most gorgeous apricot linen I picked up while traveling in Thailand, *swooon*.
What fabric should I use? I would recommend a lightweight linen or a drapier fabric like rayon challis or rayon twill. Any heavier and the gathers won’t feel very delicate and will weigh too much to be comfortable.
Let’s get started!
That’s how you hack it! This variation is suitable for beginners, but it will take gumption to execute. Because we are so far from the original pattern at this point, you have to rely on your intuition and sewing skills even more. I know you can do it!
Stunning! My favorite version so far!
WONDERFULL…When I can, I copy it.
Your version is stunning!
This is incredible! I love love love the hack. I might need to make this for meeeeeeee
I love this look oh so much!!! It is just gorgeous, and the color is perfect for you!
This is an utterly and completely amazing and to die for hack of your York Pinafore! Love love love love love love love love love it!!!! Now I need to make 3 versions of this! Do you think a ponte would work for this – I have found a double faced on that I am hoping to make a reversible one out of… The bias trim on this would work perfectly for a reversible item I think. Do you think it would work???
Ahhh Scuba not ponte. 25% widthwise stretch and stable lengthwise.
Looks fantastic Helen.
Very impressed great job congratulations!!!!
Such a fun look for summer! I must make this!
That’s so exciting! Thanks so much 🙂
I’ve been eyeballing this and looking at swatches of fabric.. such a beautiful dress! May I ask how many yards of fabric you started with? I have done some calculations but if would be awesome to have a suggestion. I would rather have too much than too little but of course there’s a limit to that 😉 Thank you for sharing this lovely tutorial!
Hi Alyssa! I think I started with 3 yards in this case. I did have to piece the last teir because it got so wide, so I would get at least 3, maybe even 4 so you have plenty to work with!