Hey friends! Coming back at ya with another fun Pinterest inspired look!! This past year overalls have really been huge!!! Many retailers and sewing pattern designers have stretched the creativity in rethinking the classic overalls with some fun modern details. I quickly filled my Pinterest board of some great inspiration and went to shop for patterns, fabric and of course, accessories to complete the look!!
Meet the Kendrick Overalls by Hey June Handmade. A super cute high-waisted, wide leg pant paired with a plunging front and of course….pockets! I fell in love with the thought of being chic, stylish and also wearing overalls all at the same time ❤
I sewed the Kendrick’s in a light and drapey Black Washed denim by Robert Kaufman from Hawthorne Supply Co. I didn’t want anything too heavy or stiff as we’re heading into spring and I love sewing items that will easily transition from season to season.
I sewed the size closest to my measurements but made some adjustments to get a slimmer fit through the hip to keep the pants from becoming too “heavy” and throw the balance off with the slim bib up top.
When I make another pair, I’ll widen and deepen the pocket opening as taking in the side seams made for a tiny pocket to slip my hands in. But yay for pockets!!!
I hemmed these to hit just at the top of my new boots (aren’t they cute?? Lucky Brand on sale!) which meant I hemmed 1.5″ instead of the suggested 3″. Next pair I’ll add some length to the bottom so that I can get that really cool deep hem! I may also add a tiny bit to the rise to bring the back waistband down a touch. The best part of sewing for yourself is getting that perfectly tailored, comfortable fit!
I couldn’t figure out how to keep the straps from falling so I ended up knotting them. I did slim the straps since I am much smaller on top than I am on bottom, so maybe that’s why they wouldn’t stay up. It’s all about balance. HA!
Here’s a great side by side of my main Pinterest-inspiration. I love this look from & Other Stories.
These overalls brought a few firsts for me but I love learning and trying new techniques. I am still riding the high of #sewfancypants month last month, and have several more pants planned for spring!
Speaking of firsts- check out the Taos top I sewed up! The debut pattern for Thread Bear Garments, this top pattern is a must have! I sewed this one from a slinky white knit I got from Joann fabrics. Because of the lightweight and drape of the knit, I chose the View B cowl neck with the View A scooped bottom. I love the cowl with the deep v of the Kendrick overalls. A pretty cute pair if I do say so myself!
I’ll be back next week with another fabulous Taos Top and more details on the pattern, so stay tuned!