Tilly and the Buttons • Cleo • Beginners
Tilly and the Buttons • Cleo • Beginners.
Cleo is simple to sew, with no fiddly zips and minimal fitting required- hooray! Make it dungaree-style with buckles, or as a pinafore with button fastenings. Choose from mini length or knee length with optional centre-front split, patch pockets on front or back, and contrast topstitching. Wear Cleo all year round, layered over a t-shirt, shirt or sweater- the relaxed style makes it oh so comfortable!
Skill level: Beginners
Fabric suggestions: Heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, gabardine, canvas, wool.
Fabric – Mini length - 1.2m (1¼ yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.8m (2 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide
Knee length - 1.3m (1 3/8 yards) x 150cm (60in) wide OR 1.9m (2 1/8 yards) x 115cm (45in) wide
0.4m (3/8 yards) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
2 x 30-35mm (1¼ - 1½in) wide dungaree buckles OR 2 x 15-20mm (5/8-3/4in) buttons and buttonhole foot for your sewing machine
Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle
Sewing machine and basic tools