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York Pinafore Hack: Gathered Waist

Welcome to the first post in the York Pinafore Hack series! I am so excited to show you some ways to modify this pattern and make it your own. If you are looking for some pattern inspiration, you can check out the hashtags #yorkpinafore and #youcanhackit on Instagram!

Today we are making my favorite simple hack for almost any pattern – adding a gathered skirt or peplum to a bodice!

 

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Let’s get started!

First, we need to make a separate top piece to attach our gathered skirt to.

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At this point, you can remove the line of gathering basting stitches that is visible.

York Pinafore Gathered Waist

That’s all there is to it! This hack is a great way to make more room in the hips and achieve a nice, summery look! You can add inseam pockets or patch pockets if you choose.

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I hope you like this York Pinafore Hack! I have been wearing this striped linen version a ton since I completed it. It is perfect for throwing on over a simple tank and enjoying a hot day in the sun!

 

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Helen

Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

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