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Closet Core Patterns Jenny Overalls

October 19, 2021

In January 2020 whilst on a work trip to Leeds, I picked up some stretch denim fabric from Samuel Taylor’s to make myself a second pair of Jenny Overalls, as I have loved my black ones and worn them loads. The fabric sat for well over a year, thanks to Covid, before I finally found the motivation and time to sew. Thankfully, I didn’t need to trace a new size, so I could get straight onto cutting out the denim, which saved me a lot of time and effort!

There’s probably not much more to say about this pattern that I didn’t say last time. It’s quite labour-intensive as there are lots of pattern pieces, but it comes together nicely and both times I have made dungarees with this pattern I’ve ended up with a very neat and precise finish, which is good. I love how the side zip turned out. I wish I had used more exciting pocket fabric!

I didn’t topstitch in a contrasting colour because I just wanted it to be plain, and therefore extremely versatile.

I really love the wide legs of these dungarees, they are just soooo comfy! I can wear knee high boots underneath! They look good with lots of my t-shirts, but this rainbow stripe Threadcount Patterns ‘Ultimate t-shirt’ is one of my favourites.

I ordered the dungaree clips from eBay I think, and went for classic bronze with matching jeans buttons – the kind that you have to hammer into place, which is always fun!

These clips also came with the extenders which I’ve not used before. They were quite fiddly to sew in but definitely worth the effort for the ability to adjust the strap length.

I’m super pleased with these and have worn them loads. Having a black pair as well is just great and they are both really comfy and cool and I feel good in them. Hurray!

  1. anne carter permalink
    October 19, 2021 10:49 am

    Wow! Those look great! A lot of work involved!

  2. October 20, 2021 7:01 pm

    Love every detail!

  3. Pat Woodman permalink
    October 25, 2021 10:42 am

    Look great on you!

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