Union Jack Bunting Fabric Pinafore

When Suzi from Terry’s Fabric’s, an English home decor fabric shop, contacted me to invite me to try some of their fabrics I thought I would stop over to their website first, to see if anything interested me, because I had never heard of them before. I don’t sew a lot of home decor projects and when I do, I usually use vintage fabrics or plain twill. But when I stopped over there, I have to say I fell in love with their English Cottage fabrics! This stuff is right up my alley!

unionjackpinnieSuzi was kind enough to send me not one but three fabrics to try out and I love them all! Today I am showing you the Pink Bunting fabric in a UNION JACK and rose theme she sent me sewn up in a classic pinafore style. Seriously how British country cottage can you get? I’d love to make some curtains with this fabric!

union jack fabric dress pinafore

The pinafore is a vintage staple and there was a time when most little girls had at least one in their closet. I say, let’s bring them back! They are so cute either over a long sleeve shirt and leggings in the winter or by themselves in summertime. I drafted this myself from Gigi’s sloper, but if you are looking for a pattern to sew up, Tie Dye Diva has one pretty much the same style on Etsy. Or you can look for vintage pinafore  patterns. Here is one below I found on Etsy. This style of reversible button front pinafore was popular in the seventies: Vintage Butterick 5332, 70s Toddlers' Reversible Jumper, Pants and Panties, Pinafore, Sewing Pattern, Size 2, Childrens PatternIf you like , I can show how to draft your own with a basic sloper in a tutorial. Leave a comment if you are interested.unionjackbuttonunionjackinsideoutThe lining is attached to the dress. This makes it easier to sew, sort of like sewing a handbag in a way, but I think it might drape better if the lining wasn’t sewed to the bottom.

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  1. Judy says

    Love that fabric…
    I have made lots of these jumper dresses for both Cindy [who is now 30 yrs old,ha] and granddaughters.. THey will always be my favorite little girls dress.

  2. Jennifer says

    I would love a tutorial on how to draft one of these! That would be awesome. You are awesome 🙂

  3. says

    The pinafore is adorable! I had to laugh at the picture of the vintage pattern. My mom has that exact pattern…she sewed many a pinny from that pattern for me!;)

  4. Beth says

    I would love a tutorial!!! I have my grandmother’s vintage fabrics and my granddaughter would look adorable in a pinafore made from them!!!

  5. says

    I love the little crossover pinafores…I have a couple vintage patterns like that, one size only. I think it’s the perfect dress to show off awesome textile. I have to check out that shop, I hadn’t seen that fabric before! Very cute!

  6. Linda Steaples says

    I have 2 granddaughter ‘s that I sew for and I would love to be able to draft this for them as the grow up!!!!!!! So a tutorial would be perfect!!!!! Thanks for all you do for us sewers out here. Thanks for sharing!!!!!! Linda Lee