The Kinderschürze Pinafore Dress Sewing Pattern
An adorable pinafore dress sewing pattern with completely adjustable straps that tie in the back for a perfect fit all season long. A just-above-the-knee length fully skirt is sure to cause many twirls and giggles.
Vintage styling gives way to unexpected modern details keeping this pinafore fresh and up to date.
Sized 12 mo through 12y, this sews up quickly and is sure to be a go-to dress this summer!
To buy both the Kinderschürze Dress and Einfach Blouse bundled together, please head over to this listing.
Sewing Level: Intermediate
All of The Eli Monster sewing patterns come with full-color photographs to compliment the step by step instructions. Never second guess where you are supposed to sew or place. All pattern pieces are computer drawn; to save paper, cutting dimensions for rectangular pieces are included in lieu of drawn out pieces.
Your pattern will be instantly downloadable upon checkout. You will need Adobe Reader to open and read this PDF file and 8.5×11 paper to print out the pattern. No paper copy will be mailed to you.
You may sell items made from this pattern in small batches. Please credit pattern to The Eli Monster. This pattern is copyrighted; do not sell or copy this pattern.
Kirsten McLaughlin (verified owner) –
I LOVE this pattern. I got it because my daughter’s school uniform policy just says that girls should wear “grey pinafore dresses”. This dress is perfect – it satisfies all the rules, and is pretty enough that I don’t have to fight to get her to wear it in the morning. Plus, at the end of next school year when all the other pinafore dresses are a little too short to be appropriate, I can just lengthen the straps and re-tie the bow!
Considering my success in making it as a school uniform, I decided to make a “pretty” version in red for Red, White and Blue day at school (for the Queen’s Birthday).
Then I got a bit nuts and decided to make matching dresses for all the June birthday parties she was invited to. My original count was to make 5 dresses, but by the end of the month I had to make an additional 5. It’s pretty telling how quick a sew it can be that I could churn out that many, on top of a full-time job and 2 kids, in a month! (although, never again!)
Finally, my brother decided to get married at the last moment and asked her to be a flower girl. Since I knew I could whip it up quickly, I made up this pattern (with a petticoat for extra poof) for her outfit.
In summary – one that you can make over, and over, and over again. It works for school uniforms, school dress-up days, birthday parties, and weddings.