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Tipa Dungarees

(14 customer reviews)

From $11.92 USD

Children’s sizes 1-10

Relaxed Dungarees for all seasons.

With this sewing pattern and tutorial you will be able to create a breezy and relaxed pair of dungarees with effortless style.

PDF Pattern
Digital file emailed and stored in your Below the Kōwhai account for future use. Includes files for pattern to print at home, A0 copy shop pattern and instructions.

Paper Pattern
Pattern printed on quality pattern tissue paper with full colour instruction booklet and pattern envelope. Flat rate shipping worldwide.

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Description

The Tipa Dungarees are a breezy, relaxed dungaree for boys and girls. They look and feel organic in style, with little fuss and a simple silhouette.

This sewing pattern has been designed with a loose fit that is perfect for playing and exploring, cross over back straps, side and front pockets and a shorts or trouser length variation.

Tipa is the Māori name for a scallop. Its shell has a flat top and a rounded bottom, much like our dungaree shape.

Pronounce Tipa like “Te-pah” in English.

We know you’ll love this timeless design that is so easy to wear and style.

Features:
  • Instant PDF digital download OR printed Paper Pattern
  • Children’s sizes 1-10
  • 2 leg lengths (shorts or trousers)
  • Inseam pockets
  • Front patch pocket
  • Beautiful internal lining for a professional finish
  • Button hole for straps with the option to use buttons, knots, snaps or clips.
  • A0 copy shop version, or print at home
  • Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create these dungarees
Sewing Level:

The Tipa Dungarees have been designed with adventurous beginners in mind. The tutorial is detailed with full colour photos and step by step process walking you through the construction of this garment.

Adventurous beginners will learn or practice new skills such as bias binding (optional), lining pattern pieces, pocket making and button holes. If you have some previous experience in sewing and feel confident in giving these skills a go, you’ll enjoy this thorough tutorial which will walk you through the process step by step.

The more advanced will appreciate the professional finish of the pattern (check out the inside of the bib and straps!), and style of the Tipa Dungarees.

Fabric Suggestions:

This garment is for all seasons. Look for cottons, linens, flannels, corduroy, velvets etc.

Fit and Ease of the Tipa Dungarees:

The Tipa Dungarees sewing pattern is perfect for all seasons. It has been designed to be a play-ready favourite for your child’s wardrobe.

You’ll love the relaxed fit of the Tipa Dungarees, with enough ease through the chest and bottom to allow for lots of playing and exploring!

The pattern includes 2 pant lengths (shorts and trousers), cross over straps that are adjustable, and the allowance to include 2 sets of buttons, snaps etc to allow for growth.

This pattern has been created using Standard UK Measurements. The sizing might seem different to what you usually buy in stores. Therefore, use the size the chart says you are to fit the chest, and if required, lengthen or shorten the pattern as needed.

Fabric and Fit Chart:

Tipa Dungarees measurement chart Below the Kōwhai

Additional Notions Required:
  • Co-ordinating sewing thread
  • 2 x buttons approximately 20mm (3/4″) wide
  • Scissors, pins, needle
  • Optional: 12mm (1/2″) wide double fold bias tape (optional for 1 x internal seam finish)
What You Get When You Purchase:

This pattern is available as a PDF digital download or printed paper pattern (shipped worldwide).

PDF Pattern

Digital file emailed and stored in your Below the Kōwhai account for future use. Includes files for pattern to print at home, A0 copy shop pattern and instructions.

These downloads will also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access them any time. In the future I may revise this pattern and slightly alter it. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.

You can print the Tipa Dungarees pattern at home.

The digital pattern is 32 pages long in black and white, and can be printed on A4 or US Letter paper on your home computer and then assembled for use. You may want to only print which pages you need for your different styles, or choose which sizes to print using the “layers” feature when viewing the PDF.

Alternatively, the digital file also includes 1x A0 file. You can send the A0 file to your local copy shop to have printed on a large sheet of paper. To condense the pattern to one A0 sheet some over lapping of 2 pattern pieces has occurred to save on space.

You will also receive a comprehensive tutorial with instructions, photos and tips to guide you in your sewing of this garment. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees, or if you must print, print in colour.

Paper Pattern

Pattern printed on quality pattern tissue paper with full colour instruction booklet and pattern envelope. Flat rate shipping worldwide. Click here to view our shipping and delivery information.

What’s a PDF?

A digital document viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for free here). You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.

Returns and Support:

This is a digital product that can be saved to your computer. Therefore, I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own. Please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern, and you have used a correct email address!

In lieu of returns I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.

Get Sewing!

So, what are you waiting for? Create your own Tipa Dungarees with this pattern and show off your creations!

This sewing pattern is by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. Sewists and children around the world have tested this pattern. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook VIP Community to show us a photo of your finished Tipa Dungarees!

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14 reviews for Tipa Dungarees

  1. thuy

    These were a breeze to sew. The instructions are very easy to follow and it fits beautifully on my daughter. You’ll want to add this to your collection!

  2. philippa.fergusson

    Cute unisex style for all seasons. Easy to sew and the lining adds a neat finish. Keen to try the trouser variation next!

  3. hannahevans5

    The most perfect dungarees you could want or need! Easy to follow instructions and a pattern that comes together with no problems! I really love the curved lines for the straps and the timeless look of the front bib. Both the shorts and trouser lengths are a great fit, with enough room to play and move around in! And also SO CUTE!! Pockets of course for little treasures – so wonderful and definitely appreciated by my little ones! These will absolutely become a staple in our wardrobe for all seasons!!

  4. maddisonandconz

    The cutest dungarees you will ever sew! I loved making these, the instructions were so clear and easy and they came out perfect!

  5. Roxan Bungcayao

    My girl is in love with her new dungarees! I had made her both versions (short and trouser) and it is a great addition to her mommy-made wardrobe. It’s also an easy sew with easy to follow instructions.

  6. erin28casey (verified owner)

    Wow!! These dungarees are the best! Another wonderful pattern with an easy to follow tutorial make these a great staple in any child’s wardrobe! Can’t wait to make lots more…

  7. Vicki Reid

    I’ve made both the short version and the trousers for my 11month old and almost 3year old, great fit, even accommodate my 11month old’s cloth bum, plenty of room for movement while the kids are crawling, climbing and running around. Would also recommend for beginners, nice clear instructions to follow and detailed tutorial

  8. rachelslimmon (verified owner)

    A beautiful sew and an on trend relaxed look. I have sewn both the short and long versions and my girls love them. They are already asking for more. The Tipa Dungarees features BTK’s trademark thorough tutorials and makes every step easy to understand and professional in its finishes. 💙

  9. Marieke Brugman (verified owner)

    Awesome dungarees. They look cute in linen and ribcord, and no doubt in many more fabrics. I love the crossed back straps – which prevent them from sliding from the shoulders. And I love the eye for detail in BTK patterns, and so also in this. It’s all very well explained in the tutorial and has a very professional finish.

  10. kylie.rick (verified owner)

    Such a sweet pattern! Really well thought out design, clear and in depth instructions. I 100% recommend to sewists of all levels!

  11. Hanna Lin (verified owner)

    Made them in size 1 for my wee boy who is (a small) 10 months old. Tried them on him this morning, lots of growing room with the straps and the body fits great! With his nappy the shorts end past his knees, but all his shorts do at the moment. Very happy with the fit and look of them.
    I’m a newbie to making clothes and found the tutorial really easy to follow.
    Thanks for the lovely pattern!

  12. Jenn Powell (verified owner)

    Loved making these dungarees. The tutorial was everything I needed and more, step by step photos and instructions were so helpful for a novice. Made them in scrap fabric for a test and I can’t wait to get some funky fabric to sew some more.

  13. jenny Stokes (verified owner)

    Such a gorgeous pattern and so easy to make. Highly recommend

  14. Bryony Puketapu (verified owner)

    I love how I’m learning to become a more confident sewer with each pattern. They’re challenging enough to teach me new skills but not to complex that I can finish it in a day. These overalls are so great and I’m excited to make more

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