Added Apr 26, 2011
San Francisco, C...
I have a great 1940s overalls pattern that I briefly considered, but ultimately I went with Simplicity 3536, a 1940s jumper that would be a little more wearable and a little more derriere friendly. I like overalls and I actually would wear them, but really, how often do you hear someone say “wow, those overalls really make her butt look small.”
I made two modifications to the pattern. The first, and most obvious, is that I changed the jumper bib to suspenders. I do like the bibbed jumper but for this challenge I wanted to stay true to the original inspiration. The second, less obvious, change is that I didn’t add cuffs to the blouse sleeves. There wasn’t anything but pure laziness behind that decision.
The skirt. I’m so proud of the skirt! Usually I have no patience for details and will omit seemingly useless things like pockets. The pockets on this pattern, however, were just too cute to skip. So I took the time to cut out the pieces, follow the instructions (even pleat them like the instructions called for!) and not rush through their construction. I think the pockets make the skirt and I love them! I even used two bakelite buttons that I’ve had in my stash for quite some time. You know when the bakelite buttons come out, it’s quality time.
Read more about this outfit over at The Sew Weekly
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