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.
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!