Oh Gertie Jeans, you’re such a great pattern now that you fit properly – and I love your versatility.
The pattern (Butterick 5895) was so easy to modinto dungarees/overalls – just add a bib front and straps. Viola!
As you can probably tell, I did change the pockets to slant pockets with a double line of top-stitching like the EvaDress jeans I made – it’s how Freddies make theirs and I think it looks neat.
The bib-front was pretty much copied off the Freddies of Pinewood Dungaree Dolls, but with the addition of some side bust darts.
I used moderately stretchy denim, and a back zipper (like normal) so they’re comfortable plus easy to get in and out of.
Would I make these again? Hmm, probably not, as one pair of fitted dungarees is probably enough.
They are definitely a winner in my book though (I wore them to the Rock and Roll Markets in Sydney today) and I know I’ll wear them a lot.
I’m going to make them up again as just plain jeans.
Just goes to show – spend the time to tweak a pattern to fit and you’ll be rewarded with a lot of options.
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