Penny Pinafore Pattern

Original price was: $16.95.Current price is: $11.86.

A skirted sister to our Otis Overalls, the Penny Pinafore feels pulled straight from a storybook.

This is a PDF sewing pattern, available to download immediately after purchase. (What is a PDF pattern?)


For Penny it is the little details, from a pair of pleated pockets, to godets inserted with French seams, to straps that cross at the back, that lend Penny its everyday magic. Penny is a joy to sew, from the first, satisfying French seam, to the final step of gently hand stitching down the facing.

With knee-length and full-length options, Penny can be paired with tees and tanks or worn over long dresses and jeans. Spend a sunny afternoon filling your Penny pockets with little treasures, needed tools, or folded notes.

Our detailed instructions – and video Sew-Along – walk you through French seams, pleated pockets, and inserting the godets.

The Penny Pinafore pattern is a collaboration between Sew Liberated and designer Debra Weiss of Specks & Keepings, part of our mission to encourage slow and sustainable fashion. Debra originally designed the Penny Pinafore as a ready-to-wear garment, produced by her team in small batches.

This pattern is a digital PDF for download. It includes sizes 0-34. (What is a PDF pattern?)

Fabric Type



Instructional video available



Size Range

0-20, 0-24, 26-34

Skill Level

Confident Beginner

Garment Type


View A Full Length

45″ wide

  • Sizes 0-24: 3.25yd/3m
  • Sizes: 26-34: 3.75yd/3.4m

54″ wide

  • Sizes 0-24: 2.5yd/2.3m
  • Sizes 26-34: 2.9yd/2.7m

View B Apron Length

45″ wide

  • Sizes 0-24: 2.5yd/2.3m
  • Sizes 26-34: 3yd/2.7m

54″ wide

  • Sizes 0-24: 2yd/1.8m
  • Sizes 26-34: 2.7yd/2.5m


  • Wonder Tape (1/4″ wide)
  • Fusible Interfacing

Learn more about Penny on the Sew Liberated blog, and follow our video sew-along below!

Penny Pinafore Sew Along

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