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Cleo - Tilly and the Buttons
Cleo - Tilly and the Buttons

Cleo - Tilly and the Buttons

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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. 

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 (see below)
  • Matching thread
  • Iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric) - Sizes 1-8: 0.4m (1/2yd); Sizes 9-10: 0.5m (5/8yd)
  • 2 x 30-35mm (1 ¼-1 ½in) wide dungaree buckles and 2 x no-sew jeans buttons 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

 

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

 

SIZE 1-6

SIZE 7-10

140cm (60in) wide

MINI LENGTH

1.2m (1 3/8yd)

1.6m (1 3/4yd)

KNEE LENGTH

1.3m (1 1/2yd)

1.8m (2yd)

 

SIZE 1-5

SIZE 6-7

SIZE 8-10

115cm (45in) wide

MINI LENGTH

1.6m (1 3/4yd)

1.8m (2yd)

1.9m (2 1/8yd)

KNEE LENGTH

1.8m (2yd)

1.9m (2 1/8yd)

2.1m (2 3/8yd)