Tilly and the Buttons Sewing Pattern - Cleo Pinafore
Cleo is easy to make and oh so comfortable to wear. Make it dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons, with mini- or knee-length hem, optional centre-front split, choice of patch pockets and contrast topstitching. Wear Cleo year-round, over a Breton top in the summer or with a roll neck and snuggly tights in winter. Flattering on different shapes, once you try it, you'll wonder how you lived without a dungaree dress!
Fabric suggestions: Heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill & gabardine.
Skill Level: Beginners
Fabric requirements: Mini length - 1.2m (1¼ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.8m (2 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide, Knee length - 1.3m (1 3/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.9m (2 1/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide
You'll also need: Matching thread, 0.4m (3/8 yards) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric), 2 x 30-35mm (1¼ - 1½in) wide dungaree buckles OR 2 x 15-20mm (5/8-3/4in) buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine, Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle, sewing machine and basic tools.