This is a free pinafore apron pattern. The draft is based on a  genuine design from the 50's. Picture the perfect 50's housewife getting ready for a dinner party!

This apron has generous ruffles around the armholes and a nice long tie to reach around. All the dimensions are based on the measurement set measurements with generous bust/chest and waist ease as variables.

This pattern includes the Pick-A-Length feature that allows you to choose the length of the skirt portion. The length ranges from floor length to micro mini. Visit the skirt page in the manual to learn more. (This is why the measurements required include Crotch Depth, Side Leg Length, Ankle Height and Knee Height. These are used for calculating the correct length.)

All the necessary patterns are included in this one draft including:

  • Front Bib
  • Back Bib
  • Armhole Ruffles
  • Tie
  • Skirt

The Tie and Skirt patterns are informational only with break lines. Refer to the manual for more information on break line patterns.


Time Period:

• Basic measurements • Detailed measurements

Required Measurements

  • Across Back
  • Ankle Height
  • Armhole Length
  • Center Back to Waist
  • Chest / Bust
  • Crotch Rise
  • Height
  • Inseam
  • Knee Height
  • Neck
  • Side Leg Length
  • Waist - Natural
  • Waist to Hip