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Bobbi Skirt and Pinafore Kit

A classic button-down skirt or pinafore, endlessly versatile with different pocket combinations and fabric options - Decembers Sewing Society kit includes everything you need to make the Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi Skirt or Pinafore.

Having classic plain/solid handmade garments are excellent for pairing with your more bolder or patterned 'me-mades' and the Bobbi fits the bill perfectly with so many different combinations of pockets and styles.

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 gorgeous 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.

It looks fab paired with a snuggly long sleeved top like the True Bias Nikko Top. The skirt version could even be styled up smarter by pairing it with a pretty top or blouse.

We have three different fabric options for this gorgeous garment!

Opt for a classic denim that will go with everything! It has a slight stretch for extra comfort and is paired with a simple, yet colourful patterned lining fabric that can be used on the bib section and elements of the pockets for a secret peep of fun!

Or go for a lofty, fluffy corduroy in either cherry red or petrol teal. Both of these super soft cord fabrics have a nice amount of stretch that can allow you to go for a slightly more fitted look over the hips while maintaining comfort and easy of movement.

These options have been paired with a floral lining, the Cherry red colour way having two options due to stock availability at the time of kit building.

This kit includes sizes UK 6-24. Waist range 24" - 42", hip range 33" to 51".

Due to the nature of the fabric included in the kit you may want to consider sizing down - there is further guidance on this within the top tips video.

  • The PDF digital file for the Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi skirt and pinafore pattern UK sizes 6-24. *The link to the PDF instruction booklet and information on how to access your PDF files will be contained in your order confirmation email.
  • A0 print out of the Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi skirt and pinafore pattern UK sizes 6-24
  • 1.5m of fabric (this is enough to make the pinafore version in any size)
  • 0.4m of Art Gallery patterned cotton fabric for the lining
  • 0.6m of woven cotton iron on interfacing
  • 2 reels Matching Gutermann Sew All Thread
  • Prym Sewing Machine needles
  • 2 packs of Prym jeans buttons - in silver (for the denim fabric) or bronze (for corduroy fabric)
  • Set of buckles in - silver (for the denim fabric) or bronze (for corduroy fabric)
  • 'Me Made' Sew in woven label
  • A physical print out of the instruction booklet will NOT be included. You can view the instruction booklet on your device at home, print it out at home, or add the 'printed pattern instructions' product (see link below) to your order and we will print it for you.

Alongside the purchase of this kit you will receive access to a series of 2 of Laurens exclusive YouTube videos to be used alongside the pattern instructions. She shares her hints and tips for getting a lovely finish including working with a fabric that has a nap, how to get a crisp finish for sections that are lined, how to mark buttonholes, how to attach buttons using vario pliers and much, much more!

The videos have over 27 minutes of footage, sectioned out with time stamps/chapters for easy reference and navigation.

The link to the video will be contained in your order confirmation email along with the pdf files, please please file this safely for future reference.

This pattern is aimed at confident beginners. If you are making the pinafore version there are quite a few pattern pieces to work through but the instructions are very clear and along with the top tips video you'll have lots of extra help and support, so as long as you have made several garments before you'll be able to manage this.

To complete this project successfully you'll need a regular sewing machine along with Lauren's essential recommended sewing tools.

The lofty cord fabric does tend to shed fluff easily and an overlocker can really really help to minimise this.

For attaching the buttons you will need a hammer, to use with the tool clip that comes with the buttons. Or for super easy application, use the Prym Vario pliers - linked below!

You will need a hammer and a hard flat surface for hammering in and securing the tubular rivets to secure the strap in place.

Your kit will be wrapped in tissue and beautifully presented in recyclable packaging.

We will aim to dispatch all kits as soon as possible after orders are placed, but be aware it could take up to a few weeks.
As Sewing Society kits are processed and shipped from a different location to the shop, we are unable to group together kit orders with past or subsequent orders or combine orders retrospectively. Please click here for the full g&g Sewing Society shipping terms.

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