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. With our signature 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 “Tee-pah” in English.
We know you’ll love this timeless design that is so easy to wear and style.
- 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.
- PDF Includes: A4 / Letter format to print at home, A0 copy shop version, and specialty Projector File
- Paper Pattern Includes: Tissue style pattern sheet, colour instruction booklet and pattern envelope
- Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create these dungarees
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.
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:
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).
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, specialty projector file, 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 2x A0 file. You can send the A0 file to your local copy shop to have printed on a large sheet of paper.
Specialty Projector file’s include all the things you love about projector sewing! Unfolded pattern pieces, directional placement, large lines, moveable area and calibration grids, just to name a few features!
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.
Pattern printed on quality sustainable newsprint with full colour instruction booklet and pattern envelope.
Pattern only, printed on quality sustainable newsprint. Comes with an envelope for pattern notes and storage. Must be purchased with a current or historical PDF pattern order.
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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.
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!