The Cleo pinafore is easy to make and oh so comfortable to wear. Make it dungaree-style with buckles or as a pinafore with buttons, with mini- or knee-length hem, optional centre front split, choice of patch pockets and contrast topstitching. Wear Cleo year round, over a Breton top in the summer or with a roll neck and snuggly tights in winter. Flattering on different shapes, once you try it, you'll wonder how you lived without a dungaree dress!
This workshop is taught by Lianne owner of Koala Kreations. Lianne is a self taught sewer with over 10 years experience. We only teach small class numbers of up to 4.
What you will learn:
How to read/use pattern.
How to layout, pin & cut fabric and any interfacing.
How to apply interfacing.
How to sew your garment together.
How to create button holes or using buckles.
Tea and cake
Tilly and the buttons sewing pattern to keep
What you will need to bring (feel free to pop in store and we can help you choice your fabrics)
FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Heavy or medium weight woven fabrics that hold their shape, such as denim, corduroy, cotton drill, canvas.
Mini length - 1.2m x 150cm wide OR 1.8m x 115cm wide
Knee length - 1.3m x 150cm wide OR 1.9m x 115cm wide
2 x dungaree buckles and 2 x no-sew jeans buttons OR 2 x 15-20mm buttons
Matching sewing thread (we can supply plain white free of charge)
SIZES (body measurements)
1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34)
2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36)
3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38)
4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40)
5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42)
6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44)
7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46)
8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48)
You will need to pre wash your fabric prior to the workshop so make sure you buy your fabric in plenty of time.
If you would like to make many of the garments from your pattern, we will give you your pattern prior to the day so you can trace your correct size at home. Free feel to pop in store to collect. On the day we will cut straight from the pattern piece otherwise, which means you will lose the other pattern pieces.
It can be a long day so feel free to bring a packed lunch with you!! We aim to complete our pinafore around 2pm - 2.30pm