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?)