Friday, 18 June 2010

Overalls circa 1977

A few weeks ago my friend Allie hosted a crafternoon for a bunch of us crafty folk to get together, do a little crafting, chatting and (most importantly) consume a bit of wine. I love events like this where I can show up at someone's door armed with a sewing machine in one hand and giant tool box of craft equipment and fabric in the other, bottle of wine under my arm and no one thinks I'm a freak for doing so.

It turned out to be a very productive little afternoon for me, but I'll post about my crafternoon project soon. What I want to tell you about in this post is what one of the other crafternooners did.

Allie's mom was one of the participants and while a few of us sewed and Allie worked on a new set of greeting cards, she whipped out a sewing pattern from back in the 1970s and proceeded to trace it out so I could whip up a truly retro project for Abner. How sweet is that?!!?

I was so gung-ho to take a crack at the pattern for these overalls that I tackled it that very night. Much to my surprise, they were super easy to do even without instructions! Just a couple of hours from start to finish and voila...Abner has a cute new Summer outfit.

One thing I'm particularly proud of is that I didn't have to go out and buy any new fabric or notions. The fabric was a hand-me-down from my aunt a few months back. The buttons I had left over from a batch of dresses I did a while ago and the thread was left over from some project that I can't remember. It's always rewarding when you can satisfy a crafting craving and use up some of your stash at the same time.


  1. LOVE them! so great! psst - can i trace that pattern? bring it over on friday, if yes!

    these are so cute - and kudos to you on using some of your stash. remind me on friday to do some of that too. ;-)

  2. oh my, did you get that pattern idea from your mom? i remember making those for jamie. so comfortable!

  3. Can't wait to see your version Miranda! We must get photos of the kids in their matching overalls!


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