Thursday, July 30, 2009

Crazy for Overhalls

At Viva this year I decided that I need a pair of Rosie the Riveter overalls. There were lots girls wandering around the casino in vintage-repro overalls during the day. They looked so very casual and comfortable without being slouchy or (GASP!) too modern. I neeeeed. Need!

McCalls 4616 (From selmalee.) seems like it would work well. I would lower the line in back to get rid of the high inverted V and lengthen the straps to that they criss-cross.



I think this pattern might also make a really cute pair of sailor pants. I could leave off the bib altogether, add a waistband, and sew the pocket line shut. Then I'd stitch decorative buttons over the pocket line (because I'm waaay too scared of that many buttonholes) and vi-ola! Sailorville! Of course, I'll have to narrow the legs a bit. The leg hem is 25.5 inches around! I'm a pretty short girl. I'm not sure I could carry off bells that wide, even in sailor pants.

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Now that I have Simplicity 6568 in my hand, I'm not sure about the bib. Its a little square. I definitely like the skirted version better than the overalls. I'm not sure I'd want it that short, though. I think it would be a bit muttony/lamby for me.



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I just couldn't decide on this one. I kept putting it in my Ebay watched items and then taking it out again. The photo on the pattern envelope is just so awful! Perm! Clogs! Ugh. Ultimately the side ties won me over. I think that it would be cute in a bright colored (or black) poplin with contrast ties.

6 comments:

  1. I think in my pattern stash I might actually have a few original 40s overalls... I know I made a pair or two for myself for dancing... they are fun - the tricky part (for me) for dancing was to avoid the whole camel toe look.

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  2. @ Kristen: I think I've seen you in overalls. You can really rock 'em!

    @ Tiffany: I wonder if its a 40s pattern thing? I have a pair shorts that I made from a 40s pattern and boy howdy do they ride up!

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  3. Hi Gabriella, be sure to finish your overalls for the first international overalls day on November 20th, see more on my blog and one of your name sisters, http://www.gabriellalucretia.com/gabriella_lucretia/2009/08/international-overalls-day--november-20th-2009.html

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  5. Thanks for the heads up. Name sister: Love it! I will DEFINITELY be wearing my overalls on National Overalls Day! What fun!

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