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Check out those legs, nearly as twice as wide as the waist!
How fabulous does she look?
Zara has the best style.
The pattern was a straight forward enough sew but I knew fitting was going to be an issue.
I told Zara she was going to have to come home and let me fit as I sewed.
The waist was spot on but I did add some length to the waistband, just in case, and I ended up using it to make an underlap for the back button.
I also added length to the straps as they alway seem to run short and you can always cut it off if you don't need it.
I laid the pattern against Zara's 'leg and 'guesstimated' an extra inch to each thigh.
I tapered it out, above and below.
I sewed the inside leg, topstitched, and then basted and fitted the outside leg.
I nipped the waist in a bit more and tapered the front darts.
I shortened the leg, at the lengthen/shorten line, by 3cm.
To imitate a RTW look, I sewed a jeans label I unpicked off of some old work jeans.
I sewed them up in Denim Light Cotton Twill- Bleached from Spotlight $17/m (it regularly comes on sale)and apart from being a bit pong-y (you could smell the bleach) it sewed up really well.
I topstitched with heavy, jeans weight thread in white.
The buttons are white, river-stone.
These overalls are absolutely gorgeous, what a vibe!
They are exactly what I was looking for and so flattering.
The wash of the denim is perfection, it is the exact blue I wanted.
Once again my mum is an absolute genius.
I had so much fun sewing these.
I think I may have to knock up a sneaky pair of trousers... you just leave the front bib off.
I think we got very lucky with the sizing.
Th only thing that confused me was the waistband is attached after sewing the zipper but there was no under/over lap for the button?
Maybe it needed a hook and eye?
A very quick, rewarding sew.
Special thanks to Ruby for the photos.
Thank you for reading....xx N