Below the Kōwhai - Children's Tui Pinafore PDF Sewing Pattern

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 The New Zealand-native Tui bird serves as the model for the Tui Pinafore. It's essential to the health of our particular eco system and helps the regrowth of our flora and fauna.

This sewing pattern will become a wardrobe essential, much like the Tui bird. This design reflects Below the Kwhai by giving off a nostalgic vibe that pays homage to a straightforward childhood.

To help you make this dress, complete with pockets, an integrated waistband, and straps, this pattern comes with a full-color photo tutorial. It will produce a professional finish and is appropriate for new and experienced sewers alike.

This lovely, functional garment has several uses. You're going to adore your brand-new Tui dress!


  • Available sizes 1-10 Children size. Chest from 47cm (18 1/2") to 74cm (29 1/8") and Hip from 47cm (18 1/2") to 79cm (31 1/8")

Skill Level:  Beginners

Recommended Fabric: For summer think: Cottons, voile, lawn, linen and linen blends, chambray and light denims, and anything of a similar weight. For winter think Quilting or upholstery weight cottons, corduroy, velvet, drill, and anything of similar weight.

Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files. 


  • Thread, scissors, and pins
  • Non-roll elastic, 25mm (1″) in width. Length supplied in the chart.
  • Safety pin or bodkin (for threading elastic)

PDF Patterns
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Pattern Printing Service
We are delighted to be able to bring you a PDF Pattern print service in partnership with Niche Print. If you choose to purchase your pattern with printing, your printed pattern will ship directly from Niche print, separately to any package from Harmer and Huff. To purchase your digital file with a printed copy, select the pattern +A0 Printing from the options on the product page.If you select to have your pattern printed, you also receive all digital pattern files as a  download.