It saves time, you can check the fit with an existing garment and it is usually a quicker sew.
So I made Liddy another two pairs of Loveralls by Petit a Petit
Liddy is 14 1/2 and fits the size 12 with length added to the leg.
Both Lids and Tildy still wear their original pairs
Although Tildy's have needed some work...
Tildy's shiny ones are still going strong.
This denim from Spotlight has patina-ed up nicely and I actually picked up a bit more when it was on clearance.
Back is February, for her birthday, I made Liddy a white, stretch cotton sateen pair.
The fabric was from Eliza Fabrics, around the $4/m price.
From 2 metres I cut these and a pair of Class Picnic shorts (to be blogged) for Tilly.
I added all the extra pockets and trims.
At Zara's suggestion I went with black plastic buttons rather than metal hardware.
This bad boys have seen some Napisan action so she was right!
(In my experience, metal buttons do not like soaking)
While the pattern was out I sewed her up some black ones.
#Ninjacut with some dungarees for Trixie
This fabric was another purchase from Eliza Fabris but this time from the $2 bin.
To be honest, it smelt rank, very inky and chemically pong-y.
After a few washes and air dries, it was fine though.
I left off the extra pockets and trims, even my ninja skillz were not up to that challenge, and used metal hardware.
I also had to use a cotton gingham for the facings.
Lidia rocks overalls.
She actually looks better in them then jeans as she is so slim.
I think dungarees are such a clever in between type garment.
Very practical but still very snappy.
Sewn in a stretch woven they are super comfortable too.
The white version have a summery feel.
Thank you for reading xx N