Helens Closet

Helen's Closet Yanta Overalls

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We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the printed A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day.

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Buy the Yanta Overalls sewing pattern from Helen’s Closet. The Yanta Overalls are laid back, artist-style overalls with a comfortable fit through the waist, hips, and legs. These overalls have classic features like a v-shaped back and a pointed chest pocket. The Yanta straps are secured using buttons. Make your Yanta Overalls cropped pants or summery shorts. Both views have front and back patch pockets. Yanta is comfortable, modern, and fun to sew!

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

- PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

- PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you'll need to download the digital instructions, as we don't print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Medium to heavy weight woven fabrics such as cotton twill, denim (up to 10 oz), linen, corduroy, and canvas. Crisp lightweight fabrics such as cotton and lightweight linen can also be used for warm-weather overalls. Use more drapey fabrics such as Tencel twill, wool crepe, or linen/viscose slub if you want to experiment with a softer, less structured look.

Fabric requirements:

View A (pants):
57” (150 cm) wide fabric: 2.3 - 3.3 yards (2.1 - 3 m).
45” (115 cm) wide fabric: 2.8 - 4.4 yards (2.6 - 4 m).

View B (shorts):
57” (150 cm) wide fabric: 1.7 - 2.5 yards (1.6 - 2.3 m).
45” (115 cm) wide fabric: 2.1 - 3.4 yards (1.9 - 3.1 m).

Sizing: 0 - 30 (approx. UK 6 - 30). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Thread; one 5” (13 cm) invisible zipper; two 3/4” (2 cm) buttons; 24” x 20” (60 cm x 50 cm) lightweight interfacing.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (43 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (3 sheets).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Helen Mark
Recommended beginner pattern

I have made three pairs of Yanta Overalls now and they all get alot of wear. My first pair was in a medium weight linen (although these showed wear quite quickly) and the second and third pairs were in denim which i think worked best for this pattern. This pattern is special to me because as a fairly new sewist this was the very first more 'intermediate' type of pattern I attempted. There are a few more challenging aspects to the make for a beginner. For me I'm short (5ft2) and needed to shorted the pattern at multiple points; attention is needed to get the rise the correct length to avoid the dungaree 'hungry bum' situation; and the button holes and the beautiful back detailing took me a bit of time and concentration to get right. I would say though that Heln's instructions are so so clear and helpful that it felt like a very supportive pattern to try these more challenging techniques with. I recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a classic dungaree and especially to any new sewists looking to build skills as Helen's instructions are like having a knowledgeable sewing friend right in the room with you. Ten out of ten!

Linen Overalls

I am a big fan of overalls, something I never thought I would say a couple of years ago and these ones didn't disappoint. Helen's instructions are very clear and easy to follow and they are stylish and comfy. Also if you are a fan of pockets (I certainly am) there are enough for anyone's needs. I have a blog post with more photos and details: https://wordpress.com/post/jennylovestosew.wordpress.com/1849

Super comfy Yanta Overalls

I’ve made both the long and short versions and they fit really. A loose fitting design that works with different body types, shaped to go in at the waist, but still loads of room. I took mine in at the waist so needed a zip to get them on. I made the shorts a bit longer so I’m happy to go out shopping in them. Mine are both stash busting makes in lightweight denim type fabrics for summer, but heavier fabrics would be fine as well, including needle cord up to jumbo cord. I’ve even wondered about using the pattern to make a pinafore

Yanta Overalls

I LOVE this pattern. When I initially set out to make them I was a bit nervous that it was going to be challenging and they would end up not fitting but Helen has the BEST instructions and it was SO EASY a very beginner sewist could make these!

I love all of the pockets, I love the darts on the sides, I love everything about these. I first made the long pants version I am 5'4 and shortened them 1" just in the leg, I didn't make any alterations to the shorts version. I used bull denim for both pairs and I was very pleased that my shorts version matches my dog!

My measurements are B: 35" W: 28" H: 36" and I made a size 6 and I think they have the perfect amount of ease that I would want.

Great pattern, super comfy dungarees!

I really enjoyed sewing my Yanta overalls and would definitely recommend the pattern! The instructions are really thorough, and everything went together easily. I liked the fact that the instructions include directions to topstitch most of the main seams, which I think gives a more professional finish.

I didn't want the waist to be quite as loose as intended in the pattern, so I blended between sizes and used a 12 at the bust, 10 at the waist and 14 at the hips (my measurements put me in a 12 bust and 14 waist/hips). I also lengthened the body section and straps by an inch, and the trousers by 2 inches - I'm 5'9" and I also wanted the trousers to be full length rather than the slightly cropped length in the pattern.

The fabric I used is an 8oz washed denim and it's just what I wanted for this project - weighty enough for autumn/winter without being at all stiff.

I've already worn them twice in the couple of days since I finished them, and I'm thinking of making a more colourful version so they're definitely a success!

More photos and details on my blog here: http://nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.com/2020/11/helens-closet-yanta-overalls.html