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York Pinafore Hack: Spaghetti Straps

This next York Pinafore hack is an exciting take on this pattern with spaghetti straps, a midi-length, and side slits. I like to combine a few hack ideas into one so that you can pick and choose the elements that you like. The spaghetti straps can be added to the original pattern and the length can be easily adjusted as well!

What fabric should I use? If you are adding length to the pinafore to make it a midi or maxi, I would recommend using a drapey fabric such as rayon crepe, rayon challis, lightweight linen, Tencel twill, or silk crepe de chine. I used a rayon crepe for this version.

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I hope you like this York Pinafore Hack! I have been enjoying wearing it over black turtlenecks and long sleeve tops as well as tanks for hotter days. I’ve got one more hack to share with you next week!

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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

11 Comments on “York Pinafore Hack: Spaghetti Straps”

  1. I love your look! I’m not sure about spaghetti straps, but this dress makes me reconsider my options. After all as a layer, there are other things to hide bra straps. I’d definitely considered a longer, slit version already – and you make me want to try it immediately! (That and the fact that my partner really liked my last pinafore – I was rather expecting him to call it a sack – but instead I got the opposite response… so comfy clothes for me forever!)

    It is completely unrelated to your clothes, but I love your shoes! They look like the comfiest heels!

  2. Love this version. Would you consider making a hack or add on to make it a romper? I am also interested in seeing the modifications needed for a knit fabric. Thanks!

  3. Love this Helen….. I have just finished listening to your Podcast with Colette from Tessuti…. I’m from Australia and go into Tessuti in Melbourne whenever I get the chance. Not always to buy but to look (and pat) the fabrics and dream….. they are all so gorgeous and she and her family are very talented…… Keep up the great work on your podcast and I have make the York Pinafore two times already and the above hack is gorgeous….. Will be great for the Aussie summer.

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  5. I have admired this hack for quite some time, and now I’ve finally found some fabric I might try for it. Any tips on yardage for sizes around a ten or twelve? Thanks!

  6. i love this look so much! i was about to make the pinafore just as the pattern shows but this hack is perfect! thanks so much

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