Turia Dungarees

Turia Dungarees Miss Pippilotta

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.

I first spotted this pattern when Lisa from Tessuti shared her’s, then I noticed Kristy’s over at Top Notch and I decided I HAD to make a pair.

Pauline Alice has created a great, easy-to-follow and fun pattern.

Turia Dungarees Side Miss Pippilotta

The medium-weight denim is from The Fabric Store. I used a contrast thread for the top-stitching and the buckles I found at Clegs.

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.

Turia Dungarees Miss Pippilotta

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.

Turia Dungarees Miss Pippilotta

I hope you have enjoyed checking out the Turia Dungarees by Pauline Alice. What do you think? Ready to make a pair yourself?

P.S My shoes are from Hobes and the bicycle necklace is from Polli.


5 Comment

  1. Anthea says:

    So ace! Well done you they look great. I love overalls. I’m going to teach myself to sew in 2015 so I’ll book mark these as a benchmark project thank you x

    1. misspippilotta says:

      Thank you Anthea! I’m looking forward to seeing yours:-))

  2. These are super cute! They do look really fun. And anything that passes riding a bike in is a winner in my book.
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    1. misspippilotta says:

      Thanks Jillian. Yes, that test is vital

  3. heather gullan says:

    The dungarees are just great lv m

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