Cleo Pinafore & Dungaree Dress

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

Reviewed by verykerryberry on 5th April, 2018

This is my second Tilly and the Buttons Cleo dress. My first was denim and knee length, this time I used cotton velvet and altered the sides to make it slightly A-line. I sized down from a 3 to a 2 for a closer fit across the back and at the sides, although this means the dress needs to go over my head rather than be pulled over my hips. To create the A-line, I added 1.5″ to each side seam at the hem, blending a diagonal line to the hips/top of the pockets. I’ve added some inside photos and more tips on cutting and sewing with velvet in my blog post: