The Whittaker (a classic pinafore dress) – Merchant & Mills Sewing Pattern


A classic pinafore for work and play. With a buttoned side fastening, side and back pockets. Make it long with a back split or short just below the knee. Accentuate the detailing with contrast top stitching or keep it simple with matching thread.

This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope including sizes 6 – 18.

3 in stock

SKU: Whittaker- The classic Pinafore Categories: , , ,


All seam allowances are 1.5cm unless otherwise stated.

Skill level – experienced.

This PDF pattern is made up of 2 A0 pages and 38 A4 pages.

Fabric suggestions – 8-12oz denim, cotton twill or canvas, corduroy, moleskin, half panama cotton. For a softer look and feel you could try a mid weight linen or tencel/linen blend.For the facings we would recommend either a cotton muslin or a slip viscose lining.


You will need:

Matching thread.

Buttons – 8 x 15-18MM.

Contrast topstitching thread (optional).

Lining fabric – 1M