New Pattern Release! The Georgie Pinafore, A to F cups, sizes 6-34

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A classic shift-style 60s pinafore with an exposed* zip, front inseam patch pockets, and princess seams. A nod to mod with a utility twist.

I hope you're not bored of pinafore yet, because the Georgie Pinafore is here!

Designed to be paired with light layers (though the shoulders perfectly cover bra straps for warmer, non-layers days), Georgie is the perfect seasonal garment. Based on the ever popular Ivy Pinafore, if you love Ivy, you'll love Georgie!

Coming in both the Original and Curve size ranges, Georgie ranges from a 6 to 34 in A to F cups, up to a hip size 159.5cm or 62 3/4".

Pattern Details

The Georgie Pinafore is a classic, semi-fitted wardrobe staple that has been updated to include modern elements like an exposed* zip and front patch pockets.

* If exposed zips aren't your style, you can easily swap this out for your favourite type of zip, whether that's a lapped zip, centred zip or invisible zip. Ample seam allowances are included for you to use any type of zip you like, with no pattern adjustments necessary - simply insert your chosen zip however you usually would.

The gentle rounded V neckline leads down to an exposed centre front zip with princess seam shaping over the bust for a smooth fit. Georgie's shift dress silhouette includes light shaping through the waist, hips and back, with plenty of wearing ease for ultimate comfort during the day.

Make Georgie in a range of fabrics to suit your current season, from heavier wools, denim and corduroy for those in cooler climes, to heavier weight linen, lighter denim and barkcloth for a summer-ready pinafore.

Georgie is the perfect dress for cosy layering with long sleeves on cool days - Georgie is modelled here with the Gable Top - available in both the Original and Curve sizes with integrated cup sizes.

For long summer weekends though, style Georgie with a t-shirt for underneath, or nothing at all...

Pockets are incorporated into the front princess seam panel and the finished hem falls to just above the knee.

Place optional top-stitching around the neckline/zip/armscye and front/back princess seams to give your Georgie Pinafore a more modern, utility look. Otherwise, leave seams clean for a 60s-style nod to mod.

Skill Level

Georgie is designed for Intermediate Seamstresses, though if you're confident and looking to up-skill, Georgie could be perfect for learning a new technique or two.

Techniques include inserting an exposed zip (though you can use any type of zip here), constructing an all-in-one facing and sewing in princess seams.

A video tutorial will be available that will walk you through the best method for inserting an exposed zip (hint: it includes lots of basting, but is worth it for the excellend end result!). Other tutorials will take you through inserting an invisible zip and a lapped zip, if that's more your style.


The Georgie Pinafore includes both the Original and Curve size ranges. The Original includes sizes 6 -24 with A to D cup bodices and the Curve includes sizes 16-34 with C to F cup bodices.

You can read about the new sizing here.

Fabric Options

Georgie is suitable for a wide range of light- to mid-weight woven fabrics with some structure.

You can use denim, corduroy (including lighter pinwale or baby cord), suitings, brocade, drill and wool + wool blends.

For a summer Georgie, look for heavier linens, cotton ticking, light denim, poplin/broadcloth and cotton barkcloth.

Tatenda is wearing the Curve Georgie in a lighter denim with slightly less structure and Jen is wearing Georgie in a mammoth flannel (YES, you can make everyday clothes in flannel - secret pyjamas for the win!).

Meet the Models

In the Meet the Models section on the Georgie Pinafore listing, you can find model information like their measurements, the size and block (Original or Curve) they are wearing, as well as any pattern adjustments made to suit their individual bodies.

A huge thank you to Tatenda for modelling the Curve 24E (out to a 28 waist) Georgie Pinafore.

You can purchase your Georgie Pinafore pattern here! Available as single size range patterns (Original or Curve) or in a bundle option where you can access both size ranges.

I'd love to hear how you're getting along making your Georgie Pinafore, so why not tag me on Instagram or use the hashtag #JLHGeorgie, #JLHGeorgiePinafore #SewJLH and or #JLHCurve.



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