Today I’m joining the Petit a Petit and Family pattern tour with some versions of the Loveralls that I made during the testing process. First up the dungarees version option A made up in coated medium weight stretch denim from Fabrics Galore. I graded between a 5 and a 9 and then added some extra length in the leg (hence the turn-ups) for the larger size and between a 3 and a 4 (again with extra leg length) for the smaller size. The strap attachment at the back has changed on the final version on the pattern to help with the tendency to slip of the shoulder that this version has.I’ve always been a big fan of dungarees (although not on myself) so it’s no surprise that I love them, the girls like them too and the uniform policy at their school is relaxed enough to allow them so they’re new wardrobe favourites.
The coordinating t-shirts are made using the Rowan tee pattern by Titchy Threads in some great value lovely thick double sided cotton knit fabric bought at Crescent Trading.Most of the hardware – heavy duty snaps, rivets were bought on ebay , and the dungaree clips from my Simply fabrics. I still found it impossible to get hardware the right size that all matched so there is a fair variety of bronze, gold and copper mixed together.
For the skirt versions I used upcycled fabrics. For my older daughter’s version (which Imade with the braces no bib version) I squeezed all the pieces out of an old corduroy skirt. Again I graded between 5 and 9, which worked reasonably well though it is probably a little large at the waist (which given her waist measurement was well below a 5 in the size chart was no surprise).
The pocket seam details at the back were born out of necessity -running out of usable fabric in a size 12 skirt. A problem that also resulted in some of the smaller pieces being cut slightly off grain. I also added a little folded ribbon detail.
The blouse is made using the Suzon shirt pattern from Republique du Chiffon, which I had to draft some long sleeves for to make it season appropriate. The fabric is from Simply Fabrics as is the coated knit fabric for the cardigan which I made using a lengthened version of the Goodall Cardigan.
For my younger daughter I made the version of the skirt with overall bib, using fabric left over from an old pair of jeans. Again the lack of usable fabric (I had already used most of the fabric for another upcycled project) forced me to use patchy two-toned pieces.
The ruffled-collar shirt in the photos is an old favourite (hence being too short in the arms now) made two summers ago and still getting plenty of wear.
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