Feeling very hands-on in this boilersuit!
A review of Our Lady of Leisure Gimlet Boilersuit
The instructions of the pattern were pretty straightforward and easy to understand. I also really liked how accurate the illustrations were.
Apart from shortening the pants by two inches I didn’t make any alterations to the pattern which I cut in size B (UK size 8/US size 4).
I struggled a bit with easing in the collar/facing and didn’t manage to have the facing lying flat. Otherwise the sewing went along pretty quickly.
The fabric I chose is a light weight woven cotton that reminds me very much of my late grandpa’s work overalls and is really comfy to wear. I needed around 2,5 metres, so a lot less than the recommended 3,3 metres.
I was quite nervous about the contrasting topstitching but it turned out better than expected. All in all the finished garment looks exactly like i pictured it in my mind 😊