Ankara Pinafore: Untitled Thoughts Fleur

I’m so excited to share my Untitled Thought Fleur Pinafore which I recently tested. It is a very versatile pattern as it can be worn all year round as either a skirt-all or fancy apron for cooking or gardening.

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The Fleur transitions from warm to cool weather as it can be worn over a bodysuit with sandals or a sweater and tights. There are two strap options (button and tie) and Brittani will be offering a tutorial for cross back strap option. She’ll also be providing info on how to make the bib detachable, which is my favorite hack (see here and here). A bib pocket as well as large patch pockets for the skirt are also included in the pattern.

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Untitled Thoughts pattern have non-conventional sizing offering sizes 1-16. I sewed a size 9 based on the finished measurements and my 36″ waist there’s about an inch of ease. I knew I would be wearing my Fleur over t-shirts or body suits so I wanted the waistband to be fairly fitted. If you may wear yours over a sweaters or just want a looser fit allow 2-3″ of ease.

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I used an Ankara cotton I had in my stash. I played around with the positioning of my pattern pieces due to the bold print of my fabric and I like the way it turned out. I opted for the tie strap option because I thought the ties were cute. Unfortunately I omitted the bib and skirt pockets because I didn’t want to break up the bold print. Those elements will be really fun to play with in a stripe or plaid or maybe colorblocking solids.

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This skirt has side button closures which I love because it allows you to add some additional details. I only had 3 of the red buttons and each side needs 3 so I used the red button for the waistband and bronze snaps for the plackets. Though Untitled Thoughts patterns are drafted for a person who is 5″ 8″ the skirt length worked great for me at 5′ 5″ as most of height is in my legs.

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Worn with my matching mask (Mimi G Mask pattern)

Check out some of the other testers makes to see just how versatile the Fleur truly is here.

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Pattern: Untitled Thoughts Fleur Pinafore

Pattern Description:  The Fleur Pinafore was designed to be your go-to transitional pattern for all seasons of the year! You can literally style this piece in an endless number of ways

Sizing:  1-16 (non traditional sizing), I sewed a size 9

Difficulty: 2/beginner

Fabric Used:  Ankara fabric (100% cotton)

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow?  I love Brittani’s instructions. They are clear and also encouraging. There are also separate sewalongs for the tie and button straps here.

Likes: Versatility

Dislikes:  nothing

Pattern alterations or any design changes made:  None

Would I sew it again?  Yes. I want another one in either denim or gingham or maybe stripes.

Would I recommend it to others?  Yes!!!