My daughter loves twirly dresses and then suddenly during summer we saw this denim dress without any twirl factor and she instantly loves it! Complete mind changer. So when I saw the Piper Pinny in the newest One Thimble 22*, I knew our girl would just love it.
The Piper Pinny is a denim dress with a vintage and a knee length. You can also add a front faux placket, tie straps or buttons and you can use the pattern pieces with or without a centre seam for the front and back. I seam ripped the old jeans that I had, but kept the inside seam of the pants as well as the bottom seam. I love the shape of the pockets and it works perfectly for summer (but also for our winter).
I sewed the knee length dress with button closing.
This issue of the One Thimble includes 5 patterns, 3 pattern hacks and some nice articles and tutorials. Make sure to have a look!
Fabric: upcycled jeans
Pattern: Piper Pinny dress by Bubby and Me Creations in One Thimble 22
Options: Two lengths (vintage and knee), two types of straps (buttons or tie straps), optional faux placket on the front and with or without a centre seam on the front and back, and optional pockets.
Difficulty: the buttonholes might scare you off, but that is the only difficult part about the dress.
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