Happy New Year! This is my last completed garment of 2017, McCall's 7547.
I haven't worn a pair of overalls in years! I remember having a fabulous pair of Guess overalls when I was in high school in the mid-80s. They were a real "it" item. And I think the next time I wore overalls, they were a pair of maternity ones, and that was over 20 years ago. I've talked before about how jumpsuits and anything one-piece was simply not an option prior to me sewing my own wardrobe.
My fabric is a Dark Brown Stretch Cotton Velveteen. The color is really odd. In warm light, it looks like a dark brown or dark pewter. But in cool white light, like what's in my studio, it's looks charcoal. And also, this velveteen is super stretchy... lots of crosswise give.
I cut the size 14 in the bodice and added an inch to the length. I could've added a little more because I ended up taking it apart and using only a scant 1/4" seam allowance. I also added 2 inches to the length of the straps. I found that they had no ease. At least with a pair of ready-to-wear overalls, you get adjustable straps.
I cut the pants in a size 16 and I added 4 inches to the length and still ended up only using a 5/8" hem.
The were too big in the waist so I took the darts in.
I lengthened the front pockets by an inch.
The overalls are closed with a side laped zipper and a hook and eye.
My top is McCall's 7686, view C with the other sleeve added on. My fabric is a Pewter Jersey Knit Covered in Circle and Baby Sequins.
I can't promise that y'all won't see an evening gown or two this year, but for now I'm really enjoying making cute everyday clothes. I was so busy the past year with trips to the garden center and Home Depot, that I felt like I spent so much time in workout clothes. So I'm making a concerted effort to get dressed and start back looking like "me" again!