Sister Mintaka presents the Bobbi Skirt and Pinafore sewing pattern by Tilly and the Buttons.
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.
Materials and Supplies
Medium- to heavy-weight woven fabrics that hold their shape such as denim, corduroy, cotton canvas, drill, gobelin (tapestry), or velvet.
Supplies for all versions: Universal Needle or Jeans Needle, matching thread, 0.6m of iron on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric), and optional topstitch thread with a topstitch/embroidery needle.
Buttons: 15mm (5/8in) buttons with shank (Jeans buttons)
See the table below for the number of buttons required per style. Add an extra 2 or 3 buttons for the optional flap pockets
|Buttons||Size 1-4||Size 5-10|
Pinafore version: 2 x 30-35mm wide dungaree buckles + no-sew jeans buttons