Well, now that the Penny Pinafore pattern from Kitschy Coo has been out for a couple of weeks, it's about time I got around to writing about my versions. The patterns comes in 3 lengths: tunic, mini-dress and dress and includes 3 sleeve-length options.
The navy and purple top (above) is my most recent iteration - it was also my last make of 2013! I shortened the tunic length a couple of inches to make it regular t-shirt length.
The two versions below were made during the testing phases of the pattern, but they fit pretty darn well even then.
The bodice has slight negative ease, but flares out just a bit for a lightly fitted A-line shape to the hem. Mod-style! Alternate tracing lines are included for the tunic (shortest) length so you can make a more fitted and less A-line top.
I used the mini length for the green and black versions.
The bit of back pooling you see was much improved in the pattern-tweaking stage. See the nice back fit of the green dress below.
This green and white checked version turned out to have such a nice fit that I was sorely disappointed with the transparent nature of the fabric! It may become a nightgown. Shucks.