Jenny Trousers and Overalls

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Buy the Jenny Trousers and Overalls sewing pattern from Closet Case Patterns. Inspired by vintage work-wear, Jenny is a modern interpretation of classic overalls and wide leg trousers with an ultra-high rise, sleek, functional details and a comfortable all-day-long fit.

Make a more sophisticated version of dungarees with our well-proportioned bib and optional utility pocket, or omit the bib entirely and make a pair of wide-legged cropped pants, full-length pants or shorts. Optional details abound; mix and match the curved slash front pockets, faux fly front, single or double zipper waistband and rounded back patch pockets. To personalize even further, go all out with high contrast topstitching, or take a more minimalist approach for a clean, elegant finish.

What we think: Inspired by vintage workwear these dungarees are practical yet stylish and you also have the option of making them just as trousers for more formal occasions and shorts for summer holidays. Great value getting three patterns for the price of one!

Suggested fabrics: Bottom-weight woven fabrics: denim, twill, canvas, gabardine, medium weight linen, jacquard and brocade. Medium-weight woven fabric for pockets: shirting, chambray or quilting cotton (0.5 yd/0.45 m).

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format.

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Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting


UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

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    I made View A (the overalls/dungarees) with 100% cotton 11oz denim (heavy weight). My measurements fall in between size 10 and 12, but it was easy to adjust. I especially love that seam allowance for the side seams is 1″ – very considerate. The only changes I made were adjustments for fitting and swapping dungaree buckles for buttons and buttonholes on the bib. The pattern is very thorough, with lots of tips for fitting, etc.
    I would definitely recommend this pattern, not only because I think the pattern is well drafted but the designer (Heather Lou) also provides hacking options, tutorials and sew-along on her blog.
    More detailed review is available on my blog

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    I made the Jenny overalls as both shorts and short dungarees and really enjoyed the process. The pattern is really well drafted and the instructions are great.

    I graded between sizes and added a little depth to the back crotch seam which is becoming a standard adjustment for me. For the shorts, I used a denim and skipped the front pockets; for the overalls, I used a linen cotton blend, included all the pockets and swapped the overall buckles for buttons. For both versions I used the waistband with a single button; there’s an option for a waistband that buttons at both side seams, but I didn’t find that I needed that extra wriggle room!

    I’d really recommend this pattern: I have plans already for the cropped version and the full length ones and possibly the trousers too!

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