I made Agathe’s pinafore a few years ago when friends on “Hittygirls” were making Hitty clothing out of men’s shirts… I did love the colour of that particular orange and red check shirt, but it turned out to be polyester, and very difficult to work with (polyester doesn’t stay where it is supposed to when you press it into shape, unless you practically melt it). So I managed to make this single garment, and got rid of the rest of the polyester shirt. Almost all the girls have worn this pinafore at one time or another, but it seems to have found a permanent home with Agathe.
A Hitty friend recently enquired about it, so I’ve made another (out of cotton!) photographing, and attempting to explain the process. A Gallery format means you click on any image, and then use right and left arrows to cycle through the images, and click the “x” in the top right corner to get back to the blog.
You might have noticed that Agathe’s shift is made in the same pattern, out of white linen, using lace as the top edging on the front, and sewn up the back. You might also notice that I inserted rick rack into the pleats on Agathe’s pinafore, and that hers closes with a button from the original shirt and a buttonhole. There are lots of possibilities!
Hopefully anyone wanting to make one similar will be able to figure it out!