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PDF Jersey Pinafore Dress pattern - Newborn to 7-8Y - Baboosh Designs

PDF Jersey Pinafore Dress pattern - Newborn to 7-8Y

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This lovely A-line pinafore dress is easy to make, with our step-by-step photo tutorial!

This dress pattern is for sizes Newborn up to 7-8 years and suitable for improvers, if you are looking for a complete-beginners project, why not have a go at making our Leggy Pants first?

Baboosh clothes are designed to grow along, don't be tempted to make the next size up as it will probably be too big! If you're unsure please refer to the sizing table, additionally the hem to shoulder measurements are as follows:

30cm // 0-3m: 34cm // 3-6m: 38cm // 6-9m: 40cm // 9-12m: 42cm // 12-18m: 45cm // 18-24m: 48cm // 2-3y: 51cm // 3-4y: 53.5cm // 4-5y: 56.5cm // 5-6y: 59cm // 6-7: 62.5cm // 7-8y: 66cm.

Ideally you would be using an overlocker/serger, however you can make this dress using a standard sewing machine. For top tips sewing jersey fabrics, please take a look at this blog post!

This is a PDF download to be printed by you, make sure that you have the print size set to 100% (no scaling) to make sure your pattern prints correctly! The document prints on 12 pages.


• Fabric requirements, jerseys only:

Newborn: 0.4m, 0-3 Months: 0.45m, 3-6, 6-9, & 9-12 Months: 0.5m

12-18 Months: 0.55m, 18-24 Months & 2-3 Years: 0.6m

3-4 & 4-5 Years: 0.65m, 5-6 Years: 0.7m

6-7y: 5-6 & 7-8 Years: 0.75m

• Strip for trims, 20cm length, 1.1m width. (or 25 cm length and 75 cm width)

Ribbing (rib knit jersey) gives the best result. Alternatively you could also cut the trims out of the same fabric as the dress, or a different jersey fabric, as long as it has good stretch & recovery!

•Double sided fusible hem tape, 1m.

•Jersey needle

•Twin needle (optional)

Legal Bit:

Designing, drawing and making patterns takes a lot of time and effort... It's not a hobby, this is my livelihood! You are therefore not allowed to sell items made with this pattern, and it's not allowed to transfer the pattern to another party. This pattern and tutorial are protected by copyright laws, so don’t share your copy of this pattern and instructions with others, but refer people to this website instead. (That way I can keep making more patterns, instead of getting a supermarket job)