Monday, April 24, 2017

Festival Sewing~Zara

Zara asked me to sew her some overalls to wear to Grooving the Moo
She went through my pattern stash and found a pattern.
I warned her the legs were super wide but she was adamant that is what she wanted.
In the past I have sewn exactly what my girls have requested and often, they have not worn it.
I now have enough confidence to question their decisions rather then just being a 'good time mum'.
I over laid the leg with the Hudson pants (the girls frequently pinch my denim ones) and showed her just how much wider it was.
She agreed to let me cut it back.
The pattern is multi size.
I cut the XS for the top, blended to the S for the waist, M for the hips and back to the XS for the legs tapering to the Hudson front and back legs.
I sewed the inner legs and then fitted them, removing more ease from the thigh.
I sewed them up is some soft denim with navy jeans top stitching through out.
Zara wanted 'distressing' so I sand papered the legs and then put patches behind the holes, then I sewed them up.
After sewing them, I washed them in hot water with a bottle of cheap bleach.
They didn't fade as much as we thought they would but they did wash down and look less 'new'.
The hardware came from Spotlight. 
~Zara's Verdict~
These overalls are amazing!!
I love them. They are exactly what I wanted. Just perfect. Mum did such a great job of altering the pattern.
I can wear them with a tank or tee for a casual look or a lace bra for a more dressy or festival look.
Thanks Mum xx


I hope she has a blast! 

xx N

18 comments:

  1. They are very cool! I remember having a pair of striped ones as a teenager and I loved them.

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  2. Thank you!
    I am pretty sure I had some blue and white seersucker ones, with knots instead of buckles...
    xx N

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  3. Me too! I had a pair of overalls just like these. Zara looks awesome!

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    1. Thank you!
      I love how patterns swing back into style again. It does make me struggle to downsize any of my stash.
      xx N

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  4. Good call on warning her off the wide leg. These look perfect. I remember wearing overalls in 25 years ago. Everything really does come back around in fashion.

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    1. Thanks Masha.
      We had a few disastrous sews last year when I didn't speak up about their choices. I was trying to let them be young adults and have their way.
      I realised I really do know more them they do, regarding patterns and it is my wasted time if things are not worn.
      I love the overalls, not sure about wearing them just over a lace crop top but they are nearly 18 so they can wear what they want.
      xx N

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  5. My daughter would LOVE these! Adorable!!

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  6. Clearly many of us are of a similar age ... I had some like this which I wore with striped long sleeved T shirts in winter ( an idea for you Z). They look amazing. Enjoy grooving the moo Xx

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    1. I think they would look super cute over a skinny tee too.
      Thank you.
      xx N

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  7. These are simply perfect! At 17 I had overalls I bought from Sportsgirl that had random fabric label/patch things on the bib that I unpicked and then covered the spots with badges of The Cure etc etc haha! Lucky Zara to have these made to order.

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    1. Oh, you are so cool.
      I would have eyed them off, enviously.
      Zara is off today, she has been with Hugo in the city, are your chaps going?
      xx N

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  8. I love these! Seriously adopt me now.

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    1. Only is you promise not to appear in public wearing them with a strapless bra!
      xx N

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