The ideal pinafore dress for Back to School

The ideal pinafore dress for Back to School

If you are looking for a modern dress sewing pattern with nice details, that will be enjoyed by adults, small kids, and teenagers, don't go further: Toronto is the sewing pattern you need! With its side or front opening, Toronto has some pretty finishes: two patch pockets on the front, a choice between several lengths, and an openable strap. This dress will be perfect for all seasons. With its wide armholes, this model will be nice to overlap your pretty blouses, a tee-shirt, or a sweater for colder weather.

This sewing pattern is available for girls from 3 to 12 years and for women from 32 to 52 (french sizes) or as a duo women/kids. It exists as a paper-printed pattern or a PDF. For the smaller ones, you can choose to use the dress pattern London available from 6 months to 4 years.

Let's discover the pattern Toronto


Simple shape and pretty prints

Toronto in corduroy or velvet

In duo, with a graphic print

Bright color or houndstooth

Thanks to @les_creations_de_tata_dine, @monpetitcoudbiscuite, @_la_singuliere_, @jessica_deiana_, @de.fil.en.bulles, and @todotoutdoux for their talent and creativity. You can find other pretty creations with #ikateetoronto.
Our sewing challenge "back-to-school with ikatee" is still going on. You can participate and try to win one of the three 50€ vouchers by posting on Instagram the back-to-school outfit of your kids with #ikateedefirentree2022 before the 7 of September. Don't forget to mention @ikateecouture !

Sewing tips

Toronto is a pattern for sewists of an intermediate sewing level. The video tutorial is here to help you step by step.

Toronto is a model that will perfectly work in a fabric with a bit of thickness. Choose a corduroy, denim, wool, or gabardine. With its simple shape, you can choose a plain or a printed fabric. For the facing, have some fun: why not a pop of color, or a strong print! Don't forget some interfacing, a matching thread, and a few pretty buttons. For the final touches, add two labels: one for the size, and one to add a sweet note to your creation!

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