I decided I desperately needed a pair of overalls in my life again. Because – who doesn’t?
So I channeled my high school days. That was the last time I remember owning a pair of overalls (They were black and spacious, I loved them!) and it was also a time in my life I was obsessed with up-cycling denim.
Denim is a pretty versatile fabric. Back in the days I used to make bags, quilts, pants, jackets and skirts out of it. It is cheap to buy at the op shop and often people will give it to you for free. It meant I could experiment without worrying about messing up expensive fabric. It also continued the life of this amazing textile.
I have been collecting every piece of denim that has come into my life since then. My small collection has been growing lately with cupboard clear outs and trips to the Green Shed to scour the free clothes bins.
So I chopped into the denim collection. Piecing together sections of fabric big enough for each pattern piece. The pattern I used was McCall’s M7547.
I learnt a lot making these. Like actually measure yourself before starting. These do not fit me (no matter how much Guy tries to persuade me they do). They are too tight across the thighs and belly.
No doubt I will try again in the near future, because I still really want a pair of overalls to wear!
What are working on this week?