Thank you Pauline Alice for the best time sewing ever! I have never giggled so much during sewing. There is something comical and cute about overalls (or dungarees) and I had a ball sewing these Turia Dungarees.
Pauline Alice has created a great, easy-to-follow and fun pattern.
The pattern uses flat-felled seams. I didn’t know how to do flat-felled seams, but after a little reading and practice I was off! That is what makes these fun to make, the seams and top-stitching give a whole new meaning to sewing satisfaction.
I only had two issues when making these:
- Getting a clean stitch when attaching the bib. If you look closely you can see the wobbly stitches.
- The back pockets. They were too small in my opinion and looked odd; so I took them off. I recommend making the pockets about 20% bigger.
What I love about this pattern:
- The top-stitching and flat-felled seams.
- The front pockets.
- Using a hammer to attach the buckles!
- The fit; they slim-fitting. No, too baggy pants around here thanks!
- I can wear them for a good part of the year here in Melbourne. During summer they will go with a singlet or t-shirt. During the cooler months, a cardigan and ankle boots will look great.
- They passed the Can-I-wear-these-riding-my-bike? test.