So I’m back for my second post this week! I could get used to this!
Today I’m wearing my unconventional Easter outfit. Now let’s get real, I don’t know if I’ll be going on a real Easter egg hunt in these, but one can day dream, right?
To make my overalls I used Sew House Seven Burnside Bibs pattern version 1. And my top is self drafted using a Raglan tee pattern. More on that later.
I never made overalls before but I can’t complain, the pattern was so easy to follow that I felt really confident with this project. There are a lot of little details and a fair amount of top stitching so this is not a quick sew. But it’s a sew worth taking your time with. That’s a promise!
I made a muslin of the pants and bibs to make sure that the crotch would still look okay even with the ties and the straps. I highly recommend taking this step -especially if you’ve never made a romper or jumper before.
I chose version 1 for the overalls based on my body frame and personal preference. I have a smaller backside so anything with volume (version 2) can add a “diaper butt” effect. Eek! Version 1 has darts and a scoop neck on the front. Scoop necks are also a little more flattering on me since I have a larger bust.
My tee shirt under the overalls was used using a raglan tee pattern. Go figure right? I left off the neck facing and hemmed the open top to create a boat neck. Literally the easiest project I’ve made in a long time.
My fabric for my overalls and my shirt are from Hart’s fabric. The pink linen was wonderful to work with. Sometimes as you continue to work with linen you’ll start to notice that it can unravel quickly at the raw edges. This was a tight enough weave where I didn’t have to worry about that.
The jersey knit I used for my tee is so comfortable -it literally feels like air on my skin. I think the stripes were a nice Spring touch to my pink, right?
Would I make this again? 100% yes. Heck, I think I will make a version of this for the Summer. Shorts, anyone?