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Callie Pinafore Dress PDF Pattern Release from Designer Stitch

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When Designer Stitch put out the testing call for the Callie Pinafore Dress PDF sewing pattern I didn’t hesitate to ask to join in! I have started wearing more dresses and skirts lately and while I love dressing all girlie girl once in a while, for everyday wear, I need something that can take me through the day, whether that means a day out running errands or doing stuff around the house and garden. The Callie Dress is perfect for everyday AND dressing up, too!

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And look at all of these different options! I made the standard strap option for my tester version with the standard back. There are so many pocket options! I actually made the pointed chest pocket, a pair of back pockets and the slant front pockets but I only ended up using the slanted front pockets because I really wanted to let the top-stitching shine through. I used my Janome 1200D Coverstitch to do the top-stitching and this was the perfect excuse to get some more practice learning how to use my machine. The 1200D is a discontinued machine that I received as a gift and I am loving playing around with it. The possibilities are endless!

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I did a straight size 5 in the longest length but Designer Stitch’s Ann Gross encouraged me to shorten the hem by 1 inch after submitting my fit pictures. I am almost 5′ 9″ so that hopefully gives you an idea of how long the dress is.

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I had a few candidates for fabric in my stash for the Callie. I decided to start with this lightweight navy blue corduroy that I picked up from my local fabric store. I used a caramel coloured top-stitching thread. I have so many tops that co-ordinate with this so the wearability of my dress is quite high! I really want to do one in a coloured denim but that is one fabric I don’t seem to have in my extensive collection of fabric!

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I decided to pair the Callie with another Designer Stitch pattern, the Eleni Top which I blogged about here. I was trying to recreate a look I found online of a corduroy pinafore with an off the shoulder top and I think this came out perfectly! I am actually looking forward to being able to wear this in cooler weather with some tights and boots. I can’t believe I just said that out loud as I really enjoy the warm weather while we have it here! At least this dress will be able to take me throughout the whole year in style!

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The Callie Pinafore dress is currently on sale for $8.95 US (reg $12.95 US). The sale ends on June 30, 2019.

 

The Callie Pinafore Dress by Designer Stitch

sizes:
US sizes 2 to 24  drafted for 5’6″ height
Cup Sizes Included – B, C, D, DD (E)

skill level:

Intermediate and above.

features:
– 3 lengths
– Standard or Racer Back
– Choice of 2 Chest Pockets
– Choice of 3 Front Patch Pockets
– Choice of 3 Strap Styles
– Choice of 1 or 2 Back Pockets

pattern details:
-layered options for printing only the size(s) you need
-printable on A4 and Letter paper
-A0 print shop format
-trim and trimless pdf pattern assembly options

suggested fabric
-Medium Weight – non-stretch – mid range dress weight fabrics.

  • Denim and Denim types
  • Cotton and Cotton types
  • Canvas and Canvas types
  • Wool and Wool types

yardage requirements
-1.4 to 1.8 meters for size 5 depending on the fabric width.

 

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