If you like to wear layers, Knox will fit right into your wardrobe. This clever pinafore is full of fun details to sew, and the pattern is very beginner-friendly. The side panels create dropped, squared armholes for a unique silhouette, and you’ll also find pockets set into the panels. No closures are needed to layer this pinafore over your favorite tee or button-up shirt.
Jamie is wearing a size 18 Knox pinafore with 2 1/2” added to the skirt length, 1/2” removed from across bust, back, and waist, and 1/2” added to the hip. Her measurements are 41 1/2”, 38”, 50 1/2” and she is 5’10 1/2” tall.
Fabrics to shop: Sew the Knox pinafore in medium-weight or heavyweight fabrics such as denim, twill, canvas, suitings, corduroy, suede, and faux suede.
Fabrics to avoid: Avoid very lightweight fabric, such as rayon or lawn. Lightweight fabrics won’t maintain the pinafore’s silhouette, and they might sag at the pockets.
Fit: No bust adjustments required for this pattern! The outer edge of the pinafore bib is strategically positioned to intersect the apex, eliminating the need to fuss with bust adjustments. Pay most attention to your hip width when selecting a size.
Need help picking out fabric? Watch this video for a bunch of fabric ideas for the Knox pinafore.
Join the Knox Pinafore Sewalong
Sew Knox along with us! In this month’s class, you’ll learn how to sew this pinafore step by step.
How to pick the right fabric
A few simple fitting tips
How to use single-fold bias tape
Plus, see each step from the instructions in action