Monday, March 4, 2019

Sew Bibs: Overalls and Dungarees Pattern Round-up

It's #SewBibs time! 

I'm excited to be part of the team organizing this new sewing challenge, along with Teri, Heidi and Jessamy! Read all the details about the challenge over on Teri's blog, including the pattern and fabric discounts we've arranged. There will also be a pinafore pattern round-up on Teri's blog later this week, as well as RTW inspiration on Heidi's blog and inspiration from the sewing community on Jessamy's blog.

Head to #SewBibs on Instagram to see the projects coming in... you may want to consider following the other organizers and/or the hashtag so you don't miss a giveaway!

Today I've got the first sewing pattern round-up of our little challenge and it's all about overalls. Overalls, dungarees, bibs: lots of names, one general concept: two tubes, a bib and some straps. Scratch that: sometimes the straps are the bib. 

I love the wide variation in style in the overalls patterns out there! Fitted, loose, modern, vintage, rugged, elegant... so many options. I also want to highlight for my curvy friends that I've noted those patterns that have at least one measurement over 50"!

I'll fully admit that overalls used to be one of those garments I wasn't sure I could pull off. But after making a couple of pairs (see: Burnside Bibs, Jenny Overalls), I was hooked! I hope if you've been considering sewing some overalls that this challenge will push you to give them a try.


Clockwise, from top left: 

Decades of Style Ophelia Overalls
(Ophelia goes up to a 52" bust, 55" hip, curvy friends!)

(Rachel goes up to a 51" bust, 54" hip, curvy friends!)

Clockwise, from top left: 

Made by Jack's Mum Heyday Dungarees
(Heyday goes up to a 54" bust, 57" hip, curvy friends!)

Marilla Walker Patterns Roberts Collection
(Roberts goes up to a 49" bust, 51" hip, curvy friends!)

Clockwise, from top left: 

(Burside goes up to a 47" bust, 50" hip, curvy friends!)

Clockwise, from top left: 

Melilot Britt Dungarees
(Britt goes up to a 48" bust, 50" hip, curvy friends!)

Jalie 972
(972 goes up to a 65" bust and 65.5" hip, curvy friends!)

Left to right: 

Clockwise from left... just kidding, I could only find two men's overalls patterns. Left to right: 

Simplicity 8615

I Am Patterns Colibri for Men

Don't want to buy an overalls pattern? Hack a pants pattern! 
Try out one of these hacks... left to right:

Megan Nielsen Flint Pants Bib Variation
(Flint goes up to a 58" hip, curvy friends!)

Turn Your Trousers into Overalls

Ginger Jeans Overalls Hack