Hi friends! Recently, I sewed myself some new overalls and thought I should dust off the old blog and show them to you!
I used the Greer Jumpsuit pattern from Hey June Handmade. I’ve made these before, essentially exactly the same pair but in a lighter colored denim. Those overalls don’t fit me anymore and it was a no-brainer for me to duplicate them. I wore those so much and I am so happy to have a replacement pair back in my rotation.
On my first pair, I modified the straps so that there is one strap coming from the back that buttons in the front. I love that simple change to give the jumpsuit an overalls vibe. To make this change I lengthened the straps a few inches and cut them 4″ wide. I assembled as instructed in the pattern and my finished straps are 1″ wide. I cut them extra long and decided on the final length during construction.
This fabric is a 5.5oz raw denim that I purchased from Blackbird about 6 months ago. It’s a great weight for these overalls– not too light but not so heavy that they’re stiff. The pattern calls for drapey woven fabrics and this weight was pretty perfect!
I used a copper-colored thread for all of the topstitching details. I love how it looks with the dark indigo denim! These Greer overalls are so comfortable and already as well-loved as my light-colored denim pair was. I’m so happy to have these overalls back in my wardrobe!
Thanks for reading!