York Pinafore Hack: Gathered Waist

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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Love the hack Helen. It’s helpful knowing the percentage of additional fabric used to create your gathered version

OT…but I love your sandals. Did you buy them locally?

Love it!!! That fabric is perfect too. Thank you for sharing your hack with us.

You just made my day with this hack! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Super-cute! I love the stripes.

I think this is my favorite version yet! It’s so fun!

The york pinafore looks really cute with a gathered skirt

I love this new version.

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