Say hello to Bobbi, a button-down skirt or pinafore that’s both classic and bang on-trend.

Endlessly versatile, it looks so different depending on the fabric you pick and the details you add.

Go utility chic with a choice of three pockets, optional flaps, and belt loops – or leave them off for an understated look.

It has a flattering shape thanks to the curved fitted waistband, princess seams at the back, and slim-look bib on the pinafore. Bobbi will be a go-to garment in your me-made wardrobe.

Bobbi includes jargon-busting instructions, helpful sewing tips, and colour photos showing you each step – making it easy for you to create gorgeous clothes you can be proud to say you made yourself.

SKILL LEVEL - Confident beginners

FABRIC SUGGESTIONS - Medium- to heavy-weight woven fabrics that hold their shape such as denim, corduroy, cotton canvas, drill, gobelin (tapestry), or velvet.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS

 

Sizes 1-5

Sizes 6-10

150CM (60in) WIDE

PINAFORE

1.3m (1 1/2 yd)

1.5m (1 ¾ yd)

SKIRT

1.2m (1 3/8 yd)

1.2m (1 3/8 yd)

 

115CM (45in) WIDE

PINAFORE

1.6m (1 3/4 yd)

1.8m (2 yd)

 

SKIRT

1.5m (1 ¾ yd)

1.5m (1 ¾ yd)

 

SUPPLIES - 

  • 0.6 m (5/8 yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • Matching thread
  • Optional: Contrast colour topstitch thread and topstitch/embroidery needle
  •  15mm (5/8in) buttons with shank: skirt – 6; pinafore – 9 for sizes 1-4, 10 for sizes 5-10, plus 2-3 extra buttons for optional flap pockets
  • Pinafore version: 2 x 30-35mm (1¼-1½in) wide dungaree buckles + no-sew jeans buttons 
  • For pinafore and/or hip pocket versions: 0.4m (1/2yd) medium weight cotton for pocket lining
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, incl buttonhole foot

    SIZES (body measurements)

    PATTERN SIZE BUST WAIST HIP
    1 (UK 6 / US 2 / EUR 34) 76cm (30in) 61cm (24in) 84cm (33in)
    2 (UK 8 / US 4 / EUR 36) 81cm (32in) 66cm (26in) 89cm (35in)
    3 (UK 10 / US 6 / EUR 38) 86.5cm (34in) 71cm (28in) 94cm (37in)
    4 (UK 12 / US 8 / EUR 40) 91.5cm (36in) 76cm (30in) 99cm (39in)
    5 (UK 14 / US 10 / EUR 42) 96.5cm (38in) 81cm (32in) 104cm (41in)
    6 (UK 16 / US 12 / EUR 44) 101.5cm (40in) 86.5cm (34in) 109cm (43in)
    7 (UK 18 / US 14 / EUR 46) 106.5cm (42in) 91.5cm (36in) 114cm (45in)
    8 (UK 20 / US 16 / EUR 48) 112cm (44in) 96.5cm (38in) 119.5cm (47in)
    9 (UK 22 / US 18 / EUR 50) 117cm (46in) 101.5cm (40in) 124.5cm (49in)
    10 (UK 24 / US 20 / EUR 52) 122cm (48in) 106.5cm (42in) 129.5cm (51in)

    BOBBI Skirt and Pinafore Tilly & The Buttons PATTERN

    £14.50Price