There was a rash heat wave last week here in the city (Los Angeles) that has just started to taper off. It sucks being October and it being 100 degrees outside. Whatever. Along with the heat came a rash of lazy and me cussing that it was too warm to start on some fall projects. But now the weather seems to be cooling off, and my swollen ankles are so happy about that.
I've had this real cotton denim for about 4 months now. I've got denim needles, thread, and I'm rearing to go. What am I going to make? Funny you should ask.
The brown denim is a very vintage color. The color was used in a lot of work wear from the 40s. I really like the look of it, depending on what it is, more so than navy denim. And what outfit would look awesome made of this material?
I don't have an overalls pattern, but I have a great alternative! My newest repro!
This pattern is a 40s war time set consisting of high waisted slacks, a suit jacket and...wait for it... a jumper! I know, right! An awesome jumper in a 44 bust! The jacket is even marked for a big shirt if you want something a bit more casual.
This will be a great template for my idea.
I'm going to enlist Onda in this project and she's more than willing to help out. I'm going to use the slacks from the repro as the bottom but draft a removable overall top.
I plan on going all out, too: Flat felled seams, button back, cuffs, and all the trimmings.
I'm excited about this, my first fall project.
Stay tuned for progress. Yay sewing!