Saturday, July 24, 2010

Finished Overalls!

Here they are... finally!  I used the yellow creme brulee buttons.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with them.  They are a tad big, but it's not too noticeable when I have a blouse on.  I'll probably make them again, but in a less drapey fabric next time.  Last time I made them, I used a cotton linen look fabric, and that was perfect.  The darts originally came out really pointy, so I went back and pulled them out and restitched them, being good and tieing the ends off instead of back stitching the second time!  I also extended them by about 3/8" and turned my needle about a 1/2" before the end of the dart to create more of a curve.  Hope that makes sense. :)  The only other fitting change I made was lengthening the rise by a 1/2".

The blouse I'm wearing is one I made years ago and has gotten a lot of wear.   It's DuBarry 2471B, and you can find a reproduction of at it at Past Patterns.  I may have to reorder one myself, as I seem to have lost the pattern, and I love this blouse!

Simplicity 3322


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20 comments:

  1. Great job! I don't think they are too big.

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  2. They look wonderful and you do too! :) Makes me wish I knew how to sew...

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  3. Thanks everyone! :)

    Lizzy, it's not too too big... just a smidge. You can tell more from the back that the bust should be a little snugger because the straps want to pull together and make a little pucker.

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  4. Wow, they look fantastic! :)

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  5. Love them!!! I just picked up a modern pants pattern at the new Joanne today and I'm trying to make my own swing trousers. I think I'm going to have to change the pattern up and make some overalls too. By the way, if you haven't been to the new JoAnne in St. Peters, you need to go! It's uh-mazing. I seriously got dizzy from excitement!! You look adorable!

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  6. Oooh, they look wonderful!
    -Andi x

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  7. You look absolutely adorable in them. Long legs and clean lines. Love the creme brulee buttons.

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  8. Thanks again, ladies!

    @Brittany: I haven't been yet. I wasn't sure if it was open. Going to have to get over there and check it out!

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  9. I love your overalls, they are so cute on you! You look fantastic x

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  10. Wonderful Jennifer! You look darling!

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  11. Great overalls You look wonderful in them!

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  12. They look lovely!
    What pattern did you use?

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  13. Silly question. Sorry.
    They look great not to big at all

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  14. Thanks again everyone!

    Lilly, it's Simplicity 3322. :)

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