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1930’s Sweetheart Overalls

November 14, 2011

How nice to be in Sew Retro’s new home – I haven’t posted on the new site yet, good to be back.

A real treat to make these. A sweetheart of a pattern from Decades Of Style pattern company (pattern no: 3008) – the instructions are bold and clear. They took me two days to complete without much fiddly finishing off.

What else can I say in praise of these overalls – they are really comfy, I went out dancing in them last night – rigorous Lindy Hopping in very hot sweaty conditions. They stood up to a lot of twisting and leg kicking – I did remember to reinforce the crotch seam mind you.
The fabric was a cheap polyester, for ease of care really – I made the overalls as a dancing outfit specifically and they’d need a good old wash after each outing. I’d make them again in a nice medium weight suiting for posh wear I think.

More sewing details can be found on my blog, I did have a few button hole nightmares!

The cheesecake photo shoot serves to show off my newest Cruiser Bike that I got in the summer.

  1. Lovely! I recently made a pair of 1930s overalls myself, but I like your pattern and result better. The sweetheart neckline is awesome and the pointed midsection too. 🙂

  2. Thanks guys for all the supportive comments – and the *Bike love*!
    BoPeep – I’d be interested to see your version, I love what you did with the plaid 40’s jacket a while back.

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