Cleo Pinafore & Dungaree Dress

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

Reviewed by Softy on 22nd November, 2017

This popular pattern was released Autumn 2016 and was an instant hit.

Being Tilly & The Buttons I cannot recommend the paper pattern strongly enough. With the strong white paper pattern and lovely colour step by step instructions.

There are 2 versions, short and knee length with a front pleat. I think short is by far the most popular and it is what I went for in the end despite first cutting the longer version. You also have 5 pocket place options.

It is an easy make with easy fitting, the pattern pieces go together well. I avoided what I think would have been the biggest challenge in this pattern by not doing contrast top stitching.

My biggest difficulty during this make was working with corduroy (my first time) I think my cutting out ended up taking about the same amount of time as the rest of the make.

The fuller story of my make can be found on my blog