Make yourself this summer’s IT dress and skirt!
The Lynn Pinafore and Skirt from Vanessa Hansen pattern gives you a dress and two skirts all in one pattern. All three styles feature an asymmetric skirt with a split over one leg, gathered seams and asymmetric hemline. You can choose to make the skirt with a flat or an elasticated waistband. The dress has softly gathered front bodice pieces added to it and crossed back straps.
The elasticated skirt can be made by confident beginners. From this pattern, they will learn to become more confident with their sewing machine. And can then go on to sew the dress and skirt with a flat waistband and invisible zip closure! The best fabrics for this pattern are floaty, drapey ones like viscose and viscose blends, soft cottons, cotton lawn, crepe de chine and charmeuse. The main thing to remember about the fabric is that it should be light enough to gather nicely, and drapey enough to give the skirt the right amount of drama! The pattern is available in sizes 8-24 (UK), 36-52 (EU) and 4-20 (US).