Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring 2017 Sew-Along: The Big Reveal!


Welcome to week 8 of the McCall's Spring 2017 Sew-Along! My overalls are finished and it is time for the BIG REVEAL!

Here are the links to every week thus far:
Week 1 - Announcement
Week 2 - Inspiration Fabrics
Week 3 - Making a Muslin/Toile
Week 4 - Darts and Pockets
Week 5 - Seams and Zipper
Week 6 - Meg's tutorial for adding a facing instead of a waistband
Week 7 - Finishing

And... TA DA!





These were a great fit for me right out of the envelope. I did taper the legs in a bit more then drafted. I also made my front pockets a little longer and clipped the corners at an angle to mimic the back ones. Those front pockets were extended to the side seams and I added topstitching to various areas including the side seams and waistband.

I love how these turned out and I have a few new tops in the works to wear with them. I think if you pair overalls with something a little sexy - like an off the shoulder top or even a fitted crop top - then they can look stylish and not like you're trying to revisit your youth. What do y'all think? Am I pulling these off?

I had a lot of fun with this sew-along and hope that you've found it informative and beneficial!

20 comments:

  1. Oh these are just like I imagined they would be on you: just absolutely cute! Beautifully constructed and I love them in the dark denim. Also love how you've styled them with the shoes and the tee. Great job.

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    1. Thanks Manju! I do think they'd look better with a sexier top, but that tee worked for the reveal pictures.

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  2. They look gorgeous on you!! I am currently sewing these and I love what you did with the legs.

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  3. Absolutely pulling them off! Fun, stylish, and that looks like a great denim!

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    1. Thank you LLBB! I'm keeping my fingers crossed they don't bag out half way through the day.

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  4. This is too cute! You've convinced me. Must get this pattern.

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    1. Thanks Turtleandi! It really is a great pattern. Lots of options and a great RTW fit.

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  5. You are definitely workin' it! I can see them with a sexier top, and love the shoes with them. Perfect!

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  6. What is there to say? EXEMPLARY work!! Congratulations & thanks for such a detailed review!!

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    1. Thanks Rosalind! It was a lot of work! I hope some of my readers found it helpful.

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  7. Definitely rocking those overalls! Beautiful work Amanda and I love the dark denim and such great fit. Fantastic!

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  8. Those are so cute!!! I think I need to try this pattern. Awesome job, as always.

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    1. It's a great pattern and the fit is very RTW. I don't have a lot of experience making pants - because generally I hate it - but these fit me really well. Thanks Lisa!

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  9. Beautiful! To my own amazement I really like these overalls on you (I think it is really hard to make overalls look cool), they look very stylish on you, and I especially like your tapered legs (which I didn't expect in overalls).

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    1. Thank you Frifris!! I couldn't see revisiting my college overalls look, which was baggy and light colored denim, so I went for the opposite. I like the result as well! Fresh but not overly youthful.

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