CLEO | TILLY AND THE BUTTONS | DRESSMAKING PATTERN | DUNGAREE DRESS | PINAFORE | BEGINNERS
One of our most popular patterns, 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!
This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Cleo dungaree dress, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.
To make this project you will need (all sizes)
Fabric – Mini length – 1.2m x 150cm wide OR 1.8m x 115cm wide
Fabric – Knee length – 1.3m x 150cm wide OR 1.9m x 115cm wide
Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
2 x 30-35mm wide dungaree buckles OR 2 x 15-20mm buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine
Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle
Sewing machine and basic tools