Overalls for a Victory Garden

by Starspangledheart on June 10, 2013 · 7 comments

in 1940s,Pants / Trousers,Vintage Sewing

Sewing pants can be tricky but with the price of repro jeans being sky high, I knew I had to give making my own a chance!

This was my first time sewing with denim and it went really well! My machine needed a bit of persuasion to get it to sew pretty buttons in denim but I prevailed.

I made these from Wearing History’s 1940s WWII overall pattern. It was really great to work with! I chose a medium weight 7oz denim so I could wear them all year round.

I’m really pleased with how these came out! I’m pretty sure I never need to buy repro 40s jeans again!

I’ve got a much longer review and many more photos over on the blog! Have you ever made 40s pants or overalls before?

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I'm a 20 something Chemistry professor who loves the fashions of the 30s, 40s and 50s. I'm also completely obsessed with Downton Abbey. Aside from sewing, I also love to knit, scrapbook and read.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel June 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Those are sweet! Great job!


Deb June 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I have been eyeballing this pattern for a few weeks now! I love how they turned out!


mariebayarea June 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

I saw this on your blog, and I think it’s just darling.


tanyamaile June 11, 2013 at 8:10 am

I love everything about them! And what a nice garden!


Honora June 11, 2013 at 1:27 pm

I just paid $30 for a similar pattern. Dang it! You look smashing and I will be taking all of the helpful info you have!


EmSewCrazy June 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm

These are super cute! What a fun vintage look to wear.


Caroline June 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Adorable! I need to make those for gardening also. I love the feminine look of the overalls. Nice job!


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