(So excited to be finally blogging this one!)
A couple of months ago I got the opportunity to pattern test the new Tilly and the Buttons pattern – an adorable pinafore dress called Cleo. It was perfect timing when I got that email as literally the day beforehand I was daydreaming about making myself a pinafore dress… Fate was definitely working in my favour!
This is another one of those simple but effective patterns. A really great quick project with a nice end result, you know? The instructions show you how to make a pinafore style button closure and a dungaree buckle style as well as coming in 2 lengths for either a mini or midi version. I, of course, opted for the mini version with pinafore buttons.
I made mine with a navy blue ponte jersey with a white grid print with gold buttons.
I love this dress (despite my rubbish pattern matching – I really tried though!). Mostly because I can actually get it to fit me unlike every single RTW pinafore dress I’ve ever tried on… I’ve got a very short torso so everything is always a little too long in the shops. This is definitely one of the reasons why I love making my own clothes!
I’ve already got plans for a black needlecord version of Cleo next!