I’m a firm believer in that you can never have too many pairs of dungarees. I’ve made many in all sorts of styles and never seem to get tired of them despite the bathroom theatrics!
For this Sunshine blog make, I picked out this beautiful caramel jumbo cord knowing it would make the 70s styled dungarees of my dreams! I’d bought it before in a different colour-way to make a pinafore dress so I knew the kind of hand and weight the fabric would have.
The fabric has a really beautiful feel to it - soft and lush but also sturdy enough that I know it‘ll take some wear and tear. Perfect for dungarees!
My choice of pattern was the Jenny Overalls by Closet Core Patterns. It was one that I had picked up a while back - even to the point of tracing out my size (#TeamTrace for life!) but never quite got round to finding the right fabric for it.
The fit of this pattern wasn’t too bad on me. I did some minor adjustments: I lengthened the front and back crotch curves just a touch and used a smaller seam allowance on the sides for some ease (like most people, I’m a bit bigger than I was pre COVID!). I also chopped off 10cm of each of the leg pieces.
The construction process was pretty reasonable and straightforward. I found the side zip a little fiddly to put in but that’s mostly because I had let out the side seams and so had a lot less fabric to make my lapped zipper with!
I managed to squeeze this cropped leg version out of less than 2m of fabric - far less than the 2.5m the pattern instructions dictate - which means I have plenty of this gorgeous corduroy left over for another project!
Shop the Caramel Jumbo Corduroy: https://sewmesunshine.co.uk/collections/denim/products/caramel-jumbo-cotton-corduroy
Shop the Jenny Overalls sewing pattern: https://sewmesunshine.co.uk/collections/closet-case-patterns/products/jenny-overalls-closet-case-patterns