Cleo Pinafore and Dungaree Dress

Tilly and the Buttons


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Buy the Cleo Pinafore and Dungaree Dress sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons. 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 fastenings. Choose from mini length or knee length with optional centre-front split, patch pockets on front or back, and optional contrast topstitching. Wear Cleo year-round, over a Breton top in 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 it!

This easy-to-use sewing pattern will take you through the steps to making the Cleo, with jargon-busting instructions and photos showing you how to sew each part.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

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

Fabric requirements:

Mini length: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1.2 m (1 1/4 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 1.8 m (2 yd).

Knee length: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 1.3 m (1 3/8 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 1.9 m (2 1/8 yd).

Sizing: 1 – 8 (UK 6 – 20). Please check the size chart.

Notions: Matching thread; 0.4 m (3/8 yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric); two 30-35 mm (1 1/4″-1 1/2″) wide dungaree buckles OR two 15-20 mm (5/8″-3/4″) buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine; optional: contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle.

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Additional information


Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Wools / Suiting


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format