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APPLIQUE-Pinafore Dress

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : APPLIQUE-Pinafore Dress
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APPLIQUE-Pinafore Dress

Pattern Description:

The Pinafore Dress Petite Applique Pattern is one of a series of Dainty Petite Applique patterns. The Pinafore Applique incorporates two pattern pieces. You create a fully completed front of a dress with a machine-smocked inset. This applique is a good use for your scrap fabric and trim. The pattern fits an approximate 8" square of fabric; however, the pattern is sizable up or down depending on your preference. The finished dress is a hand applique process to a quilt square, garment, purse, jacket or item of your choice. You can also frame the applique. The pattern is versatile and construction in many combinations of fabric and trim is possible. Try changing out the ruffle sleeves with lace or eyelet or add lace trim to the bottom of the skirt.

Skill Building: Stay Stitching, Gathering, Sewing Machine Smocking, Hand Applique

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished applique will be an 8" square of fabric or fill an approximate 8" square space. The blocks can be combined to make a quilt.


  • **FABRIC**
  • Bodice: 6" x 8"
  • Arm Ruffle: 4" x 6"
  • Smock Inset: 2 1/2" x 11"
  • Skirt: 4 1/2" x 11"

You Will Also Need:

  • Scissors and/or Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Iron (Tip: small mini iron)
  • Sharp straight pins
  • Basting glue (optional)
  • Liquid Stitch(tm) (optional)
  • Hand applique needle (optional)
  • 80 /12 Machine needle (Tip: Microtex Sharp Needle)
  • Thread: Construction and Embellishment
  • Thread: Fine or silk to match applique (Tip: Fine or silk will make the hand applique almost invisible)