Cleo Overall Dress

OK, I don’t know the difference between dungarees and pinafores, so I just call this an overall dress…

My sister bought essentially the same dress from Target, so of course I paid more for fabric and the pattern and spent several hours of time to make my own ha.

I used the Cleo pattern from Tilly and the Buttons, and now I want to make a bunch of them with different straps. The dress comes together very quickly. Perfect for an afternoon project!

At first I was nervous about the top stitching and denim details, but this pattern is much easier that I imagined. It really is a beginner pattern, so don’t be afraid to try it! Maybe not as your first pattern ever, but it’s a good one.

Only a few pieces to cut out, which is part of the reason it’s easy!

Pinning the pocket on had to be the worst part, just because I struggled with getting it centered… and in the end, I don’t think it lines up perfectly, but not something anyone would notice.

I felt pretty fancy learning how to add buckles and topstitching on denim.

I wear this dress all the time… layers over any tshirt in the summer, and then turtlenecks and tights in the winter. A fun piece to have in any capsule wardrobe! And just a lot of fun to tell people that I made it myself!

Do you have an overall mini-dress? Want to attempt making one? I made a velvet Cleo for Christmas, and I want to make one in corduroy for the fall. So many options!