Girls’ Pinafore & Pantaloons Pattern


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I created the Girls’ Pinafore & Pantaloons pattern to work within several different eras and be versatile enough for play and dress-up! Pinafores are perfect over Regency and Romantic Era dresses, and pantaloons make it easy to run and play even in girly clothes.

  • Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 all included in one envelope.
  • Illustrated instructions make construction easy!
  • Options for plain and fancy pinafores.
  • Pantaloons pattern works for knee-length bloomers as well!
  • Photo Instructions online (coming soon in PDF format).
  • Click to download the Girls’ Pinafore-Pantaloons Pattern yardage chart.
  • Also available for instant download as an ePattern in PDF format!

Below are photographs of three versions of the pinafore. One was created from cream-colored voile with French seams, ruffles, and tucks. Another was made of cotton and eyelet. Below those pictures, you see photos of the “play” version of the pinafore, which omits the “fancies” to create a sturdy everyday apron. This pinafore will work over the girls’ Regency Dress pattern, but it is also appropriate for the Romantic Era and the late Victorian-early Edwardian eras. The plain pinafore is rated “easy,” because a beginner could put it together with no trouble. The heirloom pinafore requires some more advanced sewing techniques (French seams, tucks, etc.), but it is still more “intermediate” than “advanced.” You can also see the pantaloons peeking out from beneath the bottom of two dresses below. These are quick and easy to make and can also be created in “plain” and “fancy” versions!

Note: If you purchased a copy of this pattern prior to 2006, click HERE for corrections.

7 Comments on Girls’ Pinafore & Pantaloons Pattern

  1. Bonnie
    January 7, 2011 at 8:28 pm (6 years ago)

    My patterns arrived today and I can hardly wait to begin. Little girls regency with pinafore and pantaloon…I posted the news to my FB page.

  2. Bonnie
    January 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm (6 years ago)

    See my FB page for a look at the first draft.

  3. shelley
    April 20, 2012 at 8:38 am (5 years ago)

    when will you add to the size of this??

    • Jennie Chancey
      April 21, 2012 at 4:51 am (5 years ago)

      Shelley, it will probably not be until the end of 2012, as I’m trying to complete other pattern projects and get them to the printer first (which takes much longer from Kenya). In the meantime, it is very easy to size up from the 10 using my tutorial, “How to Resize a Pattern.” 🙂

  4. Shayna
    August 14, 2014 at 6:31 am (2 years ago)

    Do you recommend a pattern for a girl’s 18th-19th century chemise or shift?

    • Jennie Chancey
      August 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi, Shayna! I’m not aware of any chemise patterns for girls for the 18th century, but you can always size down an adult pattern, since there’s no shaping (for bust or waist) in a chemise pattern. Hope this helps!

      • Shayna
        August 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm (2 years ago)

        Thanks, I will try sizing down your Regency Underthings chemise pattern for my daughter and let you know how it goes!


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