Cleo Dungaree Dress

Fancy a little dressmaking... why not start with this fab beginners pattern from Tilly and the buttons.

The Cleo is a simple to sew pattern which can be worn short as a dungaree style dress or, longer as a pinafore with button fastening. There are no fiddly zips and its a simple fit so no tricky fitting requirements either. This versatile pattern can be worn all year round with t shirts for the Summer our jumpers and shirts for the Winter.

We'll help you take the measurements and then guide you through selecting your pattern pieces, laying out and cutting. You can choose your pocket preferences and we'll show you the best way to produce fabulous top stitching.

We will provide you with your own copy of the Tilly and Buttons pattern for you to take home but please bring along a medium to heavy weight woven material such a denim, corduroy, cotton drill, canvas or wool. For the dungaree style you'll need two 30-35mm dungaree buckles and two no sew jeans buttons. For the pinafore style you'll need two 15-20mm buttons. Don't forget matching thread and an optional contrast top stitch thread. You will also need 0.4m of iron on interfacing.

This workshop is being led by Vanessa.

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