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The "Little Lumberjack" Outfit

Added Apr 26, 2011

by sewweekly

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




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Cotton, Denim

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    Apr 28, 2011, 06.24 PMby wearthecanvas

    I love this! and the picture is so cute too!

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    Apr 28, 2011, 03.57 AMby rifka

    Looking for that pattern now! The pockets really make it.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 10.28 PMby krricher

    I love overall skirts and this is super cute!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 05.26 PMby lclausewitz

    Ooo. The pockets. The pockets!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 05.09 PMby ecila

    So pretty!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 04.37 PMby bennomusik

    It’s so happy! I love the pockets.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.14 PMby sixgunsally

    I love this! I want this!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.34 AMby loves2sew555

    Sooooooooo cute! I love it!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 11.16 AMby groovymama

    This is soooooo cute. I want one!!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 09.13 AMby loulourosa

    What a cute outfit this is, it’s so young and fresh, nice!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 05.35 AMby hannnah

    I think it’s safe to say I love everything you make. I love your shoes too! I have been dyyying for a pair of red t-straps. Love the outfit!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 03.46 AMby Lucha Suarez

    This is super cute! You are right, the pockets make it special!

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.55 AMby MarthaO

    I couldn’t love this more. I want, I need.

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    Apr 26, 2011, 02.48 AMby lanternwaste33

    I love this so much. This is styled so well. I’ve wanted something like this for ever. The vintage jumper is still on my must sew list! Great job!!

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