Sew Liberated Otis Overalls
Overalls, like jumpsuits, are super cute, but I don’t own many for obvious reason. The design needs to be exceptionally awesome for me to justify the toilet dramas. I’ve been eyeing the Sew House 7 Burnside Bibs, they’re on the to-make list. The Otis Overall by Sew Liberated was released recently, and I purchased it straight away. I’m not going to lie, I bought it for the SIX pockets! The description of the in-seam pockets intrigued me and the leg cuffs and drawstring closure are very cute too.
The fabric I used is tencel linen called Halo from Potter & Co, which is one of my favourite fabrics to sew. Unfortunately, the collection has now been discontinued. The pattern instructions said to select size based on hip measurement, so I ended up grading the bib and facing from size 2 to 4, and cut a size 4 for the waist panels and pants. Other than that, I didn’t make any adjustments.
They’re very loose fitting so only things to worry about are the crotch length and should strap length. I think I can get away with a straight size 4 if I make these again. The hip measurement is quite crucial because you’ll need to be able to pull them up! I cut the shoulder straps in size 2 and they’re spot on. The drop crotch is not as baggy as I expected and I can move freely in them. They’s so comfortable to wear!
I spent a solid day and a half on this project, this excluded the printing and cutting. I took the time to flat-fell and French all the seams, it’s time-consuming and used a little over 1 spool of 100m Gutermann threads, but I love the nice finish. I also added a few labels to them, just can’t resist to decorate a solid fabric! “This took ages” and “contains dog hair” labels are from Pink Coat Club, and the “You can’t buy this” label from Kylie and the Machine.
And those pockets are everything! If I have enough Tim Tams in the pantry, I would have done a Tim Tams test. But for now, here’s a photo of all my pottery tools in the front pockets 🙂