Nina Lee - Camden Pinafore and Skirt
About the Camden
The Camden is fun, versatile and fully-lined, and a joy to sew and wear. Choose between the full pinafore or the skirt option (with two lengths). Both are lined and feature stylish patch pockets. The pinafore has a deep V-neckline and princess seams that pleasingly flow into the lines of the skirt. The close-fitting bodice and waistband make the Camden pinafore perfect for layering over finer tops, or wearing on its own in the summer. The simple skirt on the other hand is there for you all year round, ready to be paired with chunky knits and woolly tights, or camis and espadrilles.
** The pictured Camden Skirt, in blue velvet, is paired with a Southbank Sweater (version 2) made in French Terry.
The Camden is suitable for medium-weight fabrics with body, such as denim, lightweight wool, corduroy, and velvet. You will also need a lining fabric
For the pinafore: 1 x 56cm /22-inch invisible zip
For the skirt: 1 x 23cm / 9-inch invisible zip
1 x hook and eye, optional
1 strip of interfacing for the waistband, optional
The size range for this pattern is UK sizes 6–20.
The Nina Lee patterns available from stockists are drafted for UK sizes 6–20. Nina is in the process of updating designs to have a second size range from UK 16–28. You will need to order directly from Nina Lee if you would like the 16–28 range, but we hope these will be available for the shop in the future.
The measurements for each size are listed below, as well as in the instructions for each individual pattern.
Level of Difficulty
The Camden is rated at the confident beginner level.