So you saw my Kendrick Overalls trousers version in this post, but I was keeping a little secret from you. I actually did make the overalls with the super fashion forward straps. I just made my straps removable! How cool is that? I wrote a full tutorial over on the Hey June Blog, check it out.
I used Robert Kaufman twill from Raspberry Creek Fabrics and it is a great substrate for these and any non-stretch pants. They currently have it in 8 colors. I made mine from the mustard/jasmine. It feels more of a muted yellow than a mustard. I think it will get more wear in the spring when I’m craving cheerful colors, but I’ve worn it in the wild this fall already so it’s definitely sticking around during the cold months too.
The Kendricks Overalls is a great pattern, I hardly had to make any adjustments. I made a size 6. I always add length and scoop the crotch – I think it’s a low butt adjustment. I also took the waist in a bit which I’m noticing is something I need to do on high-waist pants. I should have added more length to the straps because you need to account for girth length (my back is just as tall as my front :D) Additionally, if you read my tutorial I hacked these without changing anything to the pattern so I lost some length there, but in my tutorial I explain how you can avoid that.
Overall, lovely pattern. It’s a little out of my comfort zone to try fashion forward trends, but I’m working on that. I owned it at church this weekend and got loads of compliments. You don’t get compliments like that when you blend in 😉
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