Cleo Pinafore & Dungaree Dress

A review of Tilly and the Buttons Cleo Pinafore and Dungaree Dress

Reviewed by redwsews on 10th March, 2017

Cleo is everything you’d expect from a Tilly pattern: well drafted, beautifully explained, clearly photographed and wearable in style.
I’ve made two versions of this dress now, one in nedlecord and one in denim and both worked really well. My only slight gripe was that with the first one, the popularity of the pattern meant you couldn’t get hold of the right sized buckles for love nor money! Not much to complain about in the scheme of things!
For my second version I took the skirt length between the mini and midi versions and skipped the font slit; it’s definitely my favourite of the two.
Full details of both versions are on my blog at