Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Floral Yanta Overalls for Mom

Ug, so cute! 



I knew the Helen's Closet Yanta Overalls pattern would be great for my overall-loving mom. She picked out this fabric from my stash earlier this year, and I finally got around to sewing them up!


Tim actually bought the fabric, a floral printed slightly stretchy denim, for me several years back on a trip to Vietnam. This was before I had visited Vietnam, so I sent him with instructions to buy me lots of fabric... and he did! 


These Yantas are a size 10 graded to a 14 at the hip. I didn't alter the length at all; the Yantas are meant to be cropped, but on my shorty mom they're full length. I put the center front pocket and back pockets on, but skipped the front hip pockets.


I didn't use the invisible zipper option at the hip. I just kinda crossed my fingers and hoped she'd be able to pull them over her hips. Won that round of zipper roulette! The fit is pretty good!


I had just as much trouble with that center back bit as I did on my first pair of Yantas. It's passable, but not as neat as I would like. Not sure what my problem is with that area where the straps attach, but whew, it's a struggle.


I used overalls hardware and buttons rather than the buttons and buttonholes that the pattern calls for. You'll also remember, if you follow me on Instagram, that I hammered those buttons in on the wrong side of the bib... doh, what a bonehead move! Luckily I had some more buttons in my stash that seemed to fit ok, so I cut off the first pair and installed the new ones correctly. Phew!


As I said earlier, ug, they are so cute, as is my mom. 

12 comments:

  1. Your mom definitely looks adorable.

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  2. Meg, your mom is the best model! I love how great she looks in this

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  3. Meg, Your mom and my mom are about the same size. I'm following what you make for your mom and showing them to my mom. I read with interest your dye experiments. How much fabric does it take to make a "Bo" Top?

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    1. Glad you're finding my posts useful!

      Ummm... depends what size Bo top, I guess. You can find the measurements and fabric on the pattern page: https://www.seamwork.com/catalog/bo

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  4. She looks so cute/happy! Makes her look really young, somehow.
    Mary in Thailand

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    1. Thanks, Mary! Ha, yeah, overalls have a tendency to make someone look younger! :-)

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  5. She is adorable in those overalls. Super cute!

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