Franklin Pinafore | Lansdown Patterns | PDF



The Franklin pinafore is a versatile dress that you’ll want to wear again and again. It has a comfy and casual loose fit that can be pulled in at the waist with the tabs when you want that more tailored look. It has deep hip pockets – big enough for a phone or purse! There are also two options for tying the straps in the instructions, to give you more ways to make it yours.


  • Sizes 1-12 of its own unique sizing with three-cup sizes – Equivalent to 6-28 (UK), 4-26 (US) and 34-56 (EUR).



  • 115cm/45” wide – 2m/2.2yds
  • 140cm/54″ wide – 1.75m/2yds
  • Lining – 0.5m/0.6yds

Suggested fabrics – Medium to heavy woven fabrics such as denim, corduroy, twill, tweed or chambray. Some slightly lighter fabrics such as linen. Suggested linings – light to medium woven fabrics with some stiffness such as cotton, lawn and polycotton. Not recommended for high-stretch or knitted fabrics.

Notions – coordinating thread, and 4 x buttons (approx. 2.5cm (1in) on diameter.



  • A4/US letter compatible pattern

  • A0 pattern for copy shop/large scale printing

  • (Each cup size is contained in a separate file within the download)

  • Instruction booklet – 25 pages

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