Sunday, 26 February 2017

Tilly and the Buttons Cleo pinafore dress

Every Tuesday morning I go to a sewing drop-in at my local sewing shop More Sewing.  As we sit sewing, drinking coffee and chatting, we are surrounded by the most beautiful fabrics!  I spied this gorgeous baby cord fabric sometime ago, and wondered what I could make with it.  When I saw Tilly and the Buttons Cleo pinafore I knew I had a match made in heaven!

I have to say I was a little hesitant as to whether as a woman in her 50s I would get away with wearing a pinafore like this, so I didn't want to make it look too 'little girly'.  I decided to skip the top pocket and just have the hip pockets at the back and front.  I also opted for the longer length.

The fabric was easy to sew - here's my flat felled seam, about to sew the pockets on.

I ordered the dungaree buckles and jeans buttons from Tilly.  They were really easy to fix, no pliers needed!

Here's the final garment:

And me wearing it!

It felt a bit strange at first, as it so loose around the waist.  I love it!  My one slight little niggle is that I think I stretched the baby cord a  little across the top of the bib, and I could have placed the buttons in a little.  But no matter, I love wearing it!Such an easy pattern, I would make it again, maybe a plain one?

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic with boots or slippers! It is a beautiful fabric, I found my cord one stuck to my tights so I am going to make a lined one next. Jo x