Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore

Tilly and the Buttons

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Tilly and the Buttons Cleo:

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.

Fan favourite Cleo is a pinafore or dungaree dress that’s easy to sew and easy to wear. Throw it on over a t-shirt, blouse or roll-neck sweater for year-round style. Once you try Cleo, you’ll wonder how you lived without it!

  • Perfect for beginner sewists
  • Make it either dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons
  • Choice of mini-length or knee-length hem with front split
  • Choice of patch pockets on the chest, hips and/or back
  • Looks great on all ages – and includes XS size for teens and tweens! 

SKILL LEVEL - Beginners

SIZE RANGE - UK 6-34 / US 2-30 / EUR 34-62 / AUS 6-34

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


  • Fabric (see below)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.5m (5⁄8yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Dungaree version: 2 x dungaree buckles and no-sew jeans buttons (buckles should be 30-35mm [1¼-1½in] wide for sizes 0-6, or 40-45mm [1 5/8in–1 ¾in] wide for sizes 7-15)
  • OR Button version: 15-20mm (5/8–3/4in) buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine
  • Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch needle
  • Sewing machine and basic tools

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