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Turia dungarees: pinafore dress variation

by Pauline Alice

You’ve been quite a lot to ask me if it was possible to turn the Turia dungarees into a pinafore dress. And my answer is YES! And more importantly, it’s very easy to do!


Adeline and Sonia have already made this variation and they have tempted me so much. I think it would look so cute with a sweater and tights during the fall/winter. How about corduroy, velvet or brut denim?



1. Take the shorts front (10) and back (11) pieces.

2. You need to decide if you’re going to place the front piece on the fold or if you want to keep the center flat-fell seam. For the centered seam, trace a horizontal line (the blue one) starting from the top of the center front seam and parallel to the granline.

If you prefer to eliminate the center seam, trace a foldline (in red) starting 1,5 cm away from the center front seam and parallel to the grainline. You’ll place the new piece on the fold of the fabric.

3. For the back piece, you need the center seam. Trace a new seam line (in blue) from the top of the center back seam parallel to the grainline.

4. You might want to add some length as well to the hem as the shorts are… well, shorts! I would recommend adding at least 10-15 cm (4″ to 6″) for a mini to mid-thighs length dress. Just follow the side seams and add the desired length.

5. Stitch the seams the exact same way! See, that’s a very easy variation!


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Le Papillon 28 August, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Merci Pauline pour ce tuto ! J'ai acheté un beau velours camel qui n'attend plus qu'une baisse des températures pour être transformé en Turia version robe ! Encore bravo pour ce très beau patron. 😉

Pauline Alice 28 August, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Merci à toi et à toutes les coutières pour me faire confiance. Oh du velours camel, j'ajoute à ma liste (qui n'en finit pas de s'allonger)…

Margaret Simpson 28 August, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Great info.. Thanks for sharing!
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Pauline Alice 31 August, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Thanks Margaret!

Madalynne 29 August, 2014 - 1:09 pm

Love how they transformed it into a dress!

Pauline Alice 31 August, 2014 - 12:21 pm

I know, isn't it a great variation?

StarryA 18 September, 2014 - 10:12 am

I'm just in the process of trying this for my first attempt at the dungarees. Thanks for the tutorial!

Petite and So What 10 February, 2016 - 6:52 pm

Je suis en train de faire la modification mais je suis un peu coincée…
La ligne bleue doit être parallèle au droit fil donc à la flèche noire? Merci beaucoup!
Bonne soirée,

Julie, Petite and So What?

Petite and So What 10 February, 2016 - 7:01 pm

Pardon, je n'avais pas vu la traduction en français! Dsl


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