Putting the Tilly and the Buttons Love At First Stitch book on my Christmas list a few years ago must have been one of the best things I’ve done, sewing wise. It’s from this book that my favourite skirt pattern, the Delphine, is taken and I’ve used it again and again.
It seems like everyone in the sewing community has made a Cleo and it’s fair to assume that Tilly has cornered the market with the dungaree dress. However, there are other pinafore and dungaree dress patterns out there and I thought I’d let you in on which ones are available if you don’t quite fancy making the Cleo.
Disclaimer: Cleo is also included in this round-up as it is a great pattern!
Possibly the most instagrammed dungaree pattern, the Turia, by Pauline Alice, is a close second to the Cleo in my opinion but comes with the option of both shorts and trousers, so it’s a win win situation. These dungarees have been around slightly longer than the Cleo and I’m itching to make myself a floral pair for the summer. If you’re thinking the same, just look at this bright version by Cocowawa Crafts as well as this Turia hack!
Cleo’s been on my radar for a little while and it’s easy to see why it’s been so popular with sewing bloggers across the world. The Tilly and the Buttons pinafore is perfect for weekend adventures and times where you want to feel comfy yet look great!
I’ve professed how much I love the Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt pattern time and time again and have made quite a few variations. The latest, a plain denim number, has already seen me through many cold mornings in London, coupled with my new Clarks boots for the frosty weather.
Let me begin by saying that this is my go-to skirt pattern for a simple skirt that can be made in a few short hours. I love its a-line shape and I love the length – it hits me just above the knee which is a style I love. Plus, it’s sixties inspired and pretty much works with plain or printed fabric.
Can you believe I’ve actually tried to write about this pattern quite a few times? I’m not sure what happened but each time I wrote a post I was never quite happy with something and so I have a backlog of posts about the Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt.