Introducing the Jayne pinafore dress sewing pattern.

This week I launched my latest new pattern. The Jayne pinafore dress. The Jayne pinafore dress pattern is a ladies sewing pattern. It is a pull on A-line dress style that fastens at the shoulders with buttons.

The size range for the pattern is size 6- 22. Like many other designers I am looking at increasing my size range to be more inclusive of larger sizes, however this is something that will take time. On the whole my sizes are reasonably generous so I am now also including a size 6. You can see the body size chart for my patterns here – ladies size chart.

This has officially been my most asked for pattern. I have offered the manually drafted pattern to my classes for many years. It has always proved popular in classes, rather shamefully it has taken me way to long to publish a version that everyone can access. Despite having the manually drafted and graded pattern ready I still went back to the starting point and re-drafted the pattern from scratch. Mainly to make sure my fit is consistent with my published size chart which was developed after the making of the original pattern. One way and another with deadlines and collaborations in the mix the production of this has been pushed back, so I am very happy to finally release it.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The details:

This sewing pattern offers two versions. Firstly a plain front and back with large deep, shaped patch pockets, which is the same as the original. The second version is panelled front and back with in-seam pockets in the front panel seam.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Jayne is an A-line easy fit shape designed to be worn layered over a t-shirt. It’s a super practical style that is very comfortable to wear. Ideal to team with an Angie t-shirt as shown here.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

If you are a fan of pockets you won’t be disappointed by the options in the Jayne dress pattern. My favourites are the deep shaped patch pockets on the plain front version. They are properly deep pockets with no danger of anything falling out of them!

Pockets like these also can serve as a design feature by playing around with pattern placement, embellishment, piping or even contrast colours.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The Jayne dress pattern works really well in a variety of fabrics. Shown in this post are a check ponte roma stable knit fabric, the other versions are made in linen fabric.

Jayne buttons shoulder pinafore sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Another bonus of this sewing pattern is there are no zips!! Making this a perfect style for beginners. The dress fastens at the shoulder with buttons and buttonholes and simply pulls on over your head.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The Jayne panelled version allows even more opportunity to personalise your look. The panel seam runs across the front and back. Different fabric colours could be used as shown here in linen. It would also be fun to play around with print and plain, pattern clash or seam decoration, there are lots of options.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

Just like the plain version the panelled version fastens with buttons at the shoulder another opportunity for adding some detail to your Jayne dress.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

The panelled version also has decent pockets which are secretly located in the front panel, still sufficiently deep to be useful.

Jayne dress sewing pattern from Bobbins and Buttons

As always my pattern is named after someone who inspires me. Jayne has been a regular attendee of my sewing classes and has become a lovely friend. Over the years I have learnt that behind the sunshine smile and positivity that she exudes is a lot of hard work. She openly promotes mental health awareness and shares on her community page Loopilouloves. It is lovely that she agreed to model the dress too, brilliantly styled with her own special touches.

I hope you enjoy the new pattern. I would love to see your makes so please tag me in any social media posts. #bobbinsandbuttons #Jaynedress

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Julia Claridge

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I had my first go on a sewing machine, it was an old hand crank machine that my mum used with her patients, she was an occupational therapist. I still vividly remember watching with amazement as the tiny perfectly formed stitches were created as I turned the handle. I Grew up in the 70’s and 80’s when buying clothes was less affordable and dressmaking was an answer to updating your wardrobe more regularly. My own mother was a talented dressmaker who made most of my clothes and my sisters clothes as well as a many for herself. I soon got involved with making my clothes, I loved the whole experience of picking out fabrics, trims and a pattern to create a new outfit, then going home to make a new garment or outfit. When it came to leaving school I visited a careers advisor who asked what I wanted to do next. My answer was ..Sew! Read more...

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