Wednesday, October 14, 2020

When You Can't Button Your Over-Alls

 Hello Readers. How are you? I hope you are well and not lost in an argument with someone online. It won't change anyone's opinion. It will just make you angry. My neighborhood HOA Facebook page is a breeding ground for arguments like this. It is surprising to me how fast an argument can break out. Let's not argue today, let's just sew in peace. 

These wonderful gray linen wide-leg overalls were a hand-me-down from my daughter. I liked them a lot.

I thought they would fit perfectly but as you can see, I could not button them up. I was not very happy. I noticed that the waist seemed to fit very well. That gave me an idea...

I quickly cut the top off. It was too small and made me feel fat. It had to go. 

 I used a zigzag stitch on that cut edge. This linen fabric would fray like crazy so I wanted to prevent that. I went over the edge twice to make sure it was secure. I turned the edge under and made a wide waistband. There were already buttons in the front that would act as a button-fly.

I used my dress form to tweak the waist and make sure they would fit.

These pants are so comfortable and fun to wear. I like how they turned out. They were cropped on my tall daughter but on short me they don't seem cropped at all. I am still thinking about the length I want. Any thoughts dear reader? Should I hem them a bit shorter? I think I like them as is but I am not sure. am not sure.  Let me know in the comments.

 I am trying to show the legs and the waistband without showing my actual pale stretch-marked stomach. 

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


jenny_o said...

I am just under five feet tall, so I hear you on the length of pant legs. I remember wearing wide leg pants in the mid-70s (yes, that was a long time ago). They were the fashion then. After they passed out of fashion and we all started wearing stirrup pants (yes, that was also a long time ago) I was amazed at how much easier it was to walk in pants that were more narrow. Personally I would never go back to wide leg pants but don't let that stop you :)

I Can Work With That said...

Hello Jenny! It is difficult to do wide pants when you are short. These were very cropped on my daughter so I think the short length is why these worked for me. Sometimes capri length is actually my regular length. #shortgirlproblems