Tilly and the Buttons Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi Skirt and Pinafore
£15.50

SEW AN EASY PINAFORE OR DUNGAREE DRESS!

Great for beginners and bang on-trend, Cleo is simple to sew, with no fiddly zips and minimal fitting required – hooray! Make it dungaree-style with buckles, or as a pinafore with button fasten

Say hello to Bobbi, a button-down skirt or pinafore that’s both classic and bang on trend. Endlessly versatile, it looks so different depending on the fabric you pick and the details you add. Go utility chic with a choice of three pockets, optional flaps and belt loops – or leave them off for an understated look.

It has a flattering shape thanks to the curved fitted waistband, princess seams at the back and slim-look bib on the pinafore. Bobbi will be a go-to garment in your me-made wardrobe.

Bobbi includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Medium- to heavy-weight woven fabrics that hold their shape such as denim, corduroy, cotton canvas, drill, gobelin (tapestry), or velvet.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

 

Sizes 1-5

Sizes 6-10

150CM (60in) WIDE

PINAFORE

1.3m (1 1/2 yd)

1.5m (1 ¾ yd)

SKIRT

1.2m (1 3/8 yd)


1.2m (1 3/8 yd)

 

115CM (45in) WIDE


PINAFORE

1.6m (1 3/4 yd)

1.8m (2 yd)

 


SKIRT


1.5m (1 ¾ yd)


1.5m (1 ¾ yd)

 

SUPPLIES - 

  • 0.6 m (5/8 yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Matching thread
  • Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle
  •  15mm (5/8in) buttons with shank: skirt – 6; pinafore – 9 for sizes 1-4, 10 for sizes 5-10, plus 2-3 extra buttons for optional flap pockets
  • Pinafore version: 2 x 30-35mm (1¼-1½in) wide dungaree buckles + no-sew jeans buttons 
  • For pinafore and/or hip pocket versions: 0.4m (1/2yd) medium weight cotton for pocket lining
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot

    SIZES (body measurements)

    PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
    1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
    2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
    3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
    4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
    5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
    6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
    7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
    8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
    9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
    10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

    ings. Choose from mini length or knee length with optional centre-front split, patch pockets on front or back, and optional contrast topstitching.

    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.

    Wear Cleo all year round, layered over a t-shirt, shirt or sweater – the relaxed style makes it oh so comfortable!

    "This sewing pattern is really fun to sew. It has the most beautiful instruction booklet, which is easy to follow. Everyone should sew a Cleo dress!" - Harriet

    "Got to say a huge thank you to you all at Tilly and the Buttons for creating such an easy-to-understand pattern. I love it. This won’t be my last Cleo, and I’m already looking at which of your patterns to get next." - Natalie

     

    SKILL LEVEL - Beginners

    FABRIC SUGGESTIONS Heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, gabardine, canvas, wool.

    SUPPLIES

    • Fabric – 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
    • 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 (5/8-7/8in) buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine

    • Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle
    • Sewing machine and basic tools

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