Last year, when I cut out Zara's pinafore I cut out these dungarees for Tildy.To be perfectly honest, I has forgotten about them.
I only remembered when Tildy begged me for some farm dungarees like Trixies.
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I did sew the waist tie and belt loops but Tilly didn't fancy them.
So we left them off.
Originally, I had cut the front facing from corduroy too but when I went to sew it I realised how thick all those seams were going to get so I swopped it out for Liberty lawn.
The zipper is sewn in, after the garment is completed.
This happens often with vintage patterns and it makes replacing the zipper (if it breaks) a lot easier.
The waist band centre back was very bulky. I graded the seams and bashed it with my hammer but I made a note to use a lighter fabric to face that, next time I sew this pattern.
Tildy loves the crease lines I press into her vintage overalls so I decided to stitch the front crease in. I like it a lot!
The buttons are purely decorative.
I used some wooden ones, hand-stitched with coral embroidery thread.
My lovely friend Claire purchased these for me in Hong Kong.
I had wanted some for an age but they were quite hard to find.
Claire went for a trip with her sister and mother before her third baby was born. She saw the buttons and said she made a dash for them. The seller commented he had never seen a pregnant lady move so fast!
I felt very honoured that she went to that trouble for me.
#sewingfriendsarethebest.I love the look of the shaped front and back.
The deep square neck is snappy and the sideless panels offer good movement.
I was concerned they may have been too short in the body so I sewed the shoulder seams with a very narrow flat seam.
I considered doing the same with the waist detail but did wonder if it would look odd as it is already very deep, so I let it be.
The length is just right!
Oh how love these!
They are so cute, Tildy is totally adorable in them.
Once again, a rather ho-hum fabric sewed up into something very special.
They are also very quick to sew, I can see why this sort of thing was the pattern de jour to the busy 70's mother.
I did fold a little of the fullness from the lower leg, just removed the 'bell' shape and I added an inch length.
The pattern is a size 8 and Tilly is 10 years old.
I love the colour and the buttons are really cute
The length is perfect
The crease on the legs are adorable
I love the front and straps
The waistband fits perfectly
I love the interfacing (I think she means the lining NMK)
I will wear them every weekend!
Thank you for reading... xx N
Special thanks to Lidia for the action shots.