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