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The Apron dress is one of those dresses that has it all! With its pinafore workwear-inspired yet feminine design, straps crossing at back, the back pleat closed with buttons and the large front pockets make this dress both functional and attractive. Easy to make, easy to wear!

The dress shown is styled with our Cuff top

Model is 170 cm tall and wearing a size S.



To all dress patterns

Fabric & trims

Fabric needed:

140-150 cm fabric width
XS 1.5 m / S 1.6 m / M 1.7 m / L 1.8 m / XL 2.2 m / 2XL 2.2 m / 3XL 2.3 m

Suggested fabrics are mid-weight fabrics such as denim, cotton twill, lightweight canvas.

The Apron dress is sewn in a cotton panama from The Draper's Daughter. 

You will also need:

  • Matching thread
  • 2 buttons (snap or sew-in)
  • Fusible interfacing


This is a multi-size pattern, see options. 
Seam allowances are included in the pattern.


The paper pattern comes carefully packaged in an envelope together with step-by-step assembly instruction, in English or Swedish.


The digital pattern includes PDF files that you receive instantly (in our shop and by email) after purchase. Simply print, construct and you are ready to sew. We'll show you how to do it here!

You will receive the following files:

  • Print at home sewing pattern - set to print on A4 or equivalent paper size (XS-L 30 pages, XL-3XL 35 pages).
  • Print at home sewing pattern - set to print on US Letter or equivalent paper size (XS-L 30 pages, XL-3XL 40 pages).
  • Large format printshop file, paper size A0 (2 pages).
  • The assembly instruction in English.

Make more wth this pattern


  • Use it as a skirt pattern without the bib (hack)
  • Use elastic at the back instead of fold with snap fasteners

Use #talaprondress for sharing your make and add #talbyme if it is ok for us to share 


Since it is the skirt, rather than the whole dress, that has to fit your body use your waist and seat measurements for sizing. 

The large back pleat is slightly adjustable by moving the placement of the buttons, in case you wish to have the waist width a few centimetres narrower or wider.




A. Skirt length (cm)65666768686868
B. Waist (cm)738291100110120130
C. Bottom (cm)146 157168 179 190200210





Size EUR3436-3840-4244-4648-5052-5456-58
Chest (cm)
Waist (cm)6468-7276-8084-9096-102108-114120-126
Seat (cm)9195-99103-107111-115119-123127-131135-139
Average body length 168 cm
XS-L / Pdf / English - €19,00
  • XS-L / Pdf / English - €19,00
  • XS-L / Paper / English - €24,00
  • XS-L / Paper / Swedish - €24,00
  • XL-3XL / Pdf / English - €19,00
  • XL-3XL / Paper / English - €24,00
  • XL-3XL / Paper / Swedish - €24,00
  • XS-L + XL-3XL / Pdf / English - €24,00


During the period 9th of July to 6th of August we have longer delivery times for paper patterns. All orders will be handled and packed within 5-10 working days.
If you need your delivery more urgent contact one of our stockists and check if they have your desired pattern in stock.
Or order one of our PDF patterns - delivered to your email instantly. 


We always aim to ship your order as soon as possible. From our shipping date, delivery times are in general as stated below:
Sweden: 2-3 working days
EU and Norway: 3-5 working days
Rest of the world: 5-7 working days

All items are sent from Sweden using Postnord.
For orders outside of EU, local taxes and/or custom fees may apply.

The shipping costs are:
Sweden: € 4.50
Rest of the world: € 9.50

If you need to return your paper pattern for any reason, we'll happily provide you with an exchange or full refund. We offer a 14 day return policy on your order, based on the date you received your product. Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
All digital products are non refundable.

The item being returned must be unused, in full original packaging and undamaged. We do not accept returns due to change of heart on any cut pattern, fabric or trims.

To return your product, you first get in touch with us at to get further instructions and address details. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item.

If you are shipping an item, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of shipping will be deducted from your refund.

If an item is damaged we cannot accept returns on cut patterns. 
Where possible we will try and replace your purchased item, if this is not possible we will issue a full refund including shipping costs. You will be refunded by the original method of payment.
We will reimburse any delivery costs you incur returning the item to us so please retain proof of postage.

To return your product first get in touch with us at to get further instructions and return address.

Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 30 days.

For more details read our full Terms & Conditions.

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17 March 2021
Lesley R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Versatile flattering pattern

This was my first TAL pattern but it did not disappoint. I have made 3 of these now. The first was in cord fabric to basically test the pattern. I loved it and have since made in heavyweight slight stretch cotton canvas and latterly in a woollen fabric, which I lined. The pattern was slightly large on the top for my shape so cut the top in the smaller size. I'm sure these won't be the last I make as the pattern is flattering and versatile and I found it easy to follow. I have downloaded and printed the free PJ pattern to try next

  • Any tips or advice to other makers? I traced the pattern onto tissue in case I needed to alter.
  • Sewing Experience Some experience
  • Sizing SmallPerfectLarge
28 February 2021
Veronica L.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Apron Dress: An Amazing Pattern All Around!

The Apron Dress was my first item from The Assembly Line. I took a chance with it without having worked on TAL so I had no idea what the quality of the drafting and explanations were. I fell in love with the style lines. I was pleasantly surprised! The pattern is very well drafted and the explanations are on par with a sewing class - lots of tips for people who are starting their sewing adventures and even some stuff for "old hands". The dress fit my "apple shaped" body without modifications and I wear it quite often! If you aren't sure if you want to take a risk with this new-to-you pattern company - take it! It is very worthwhile!

  • Sizing SmallPerfectLarge
  • Sewing Experience Experienced
  • Any tips or advice to other makers? Not sure if you want to try this pattern or The Assembly Line? Go for it!!!
30 January 2021
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Harder than I expected

Overall I LOVE this dress. As a new, self-taught sew human I am used to pattern companies that give more directions. More details, photos of the steps, or videos on more complicated steps. I found some of the lingo hard to follow. I found it was similar to the paper patterns that assume your grandmother taught you how to sew and therefore you don't need much assistance beyond line up the notches. The button illustration was incredibly confusing to the point I just gave up and figured out how to use snaps. (a video would have been so helpful) The LACK of a layered PDF was a disappointment as there were many areas where the patterns overlap and you just gotta wing it and hope for the best. With the price of $30 CAD I would hope there would be a projector file...perhaps they will update the files soon? Fingers crossed.

  • Any tips or advice to other makers? don't forget to add length if you are a taller human
  • Sewing Experience Beginner
  • Sizing SmallPerfectLarge
01 February 2021
The Assembly Line Shop

Hi Newbie, many thanks for leaving a review! And so sorry you found the making hard! We will take the video tutorials into consideration; the layering is already on the todo-list, and you will get an updated file as soon as we have finished the work. Kind regards, Anki

17 November 2020
Ramona B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
I need to make one in every color

I LOVE this pattern. Super flattering and useful to wear, but also SO fun and quick to sew!

  • Any tips or advice to other makers? If you want the waist on the tighter side, make the pockets extra loose at the top.
  • Sewing Experience Experienced
  • Sizing SmallPerfectLarge
09 November 2020
Rosemarie H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Who doesn't love a pinafore dress? But I've never been confident enough to try making one before. The simple instructions and technique guide are easy to follow and ensure that you get a great finish on your dress. It even gave me confidence to tackle button holes, there will be no stopping me now. Thank you sew much The Assembly Line, there will be plenty more Apron dresses to come and plenty more TAL patterns too x

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