Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Vintage Simplicity 7006

I was inspired by the Sew Bibs Challenge over on Instagram last month. I surprised myself and finished this pair of overalls on the very last day of the challenge.
  Simplicity 7006

Can you tell I'm super proud of these?!
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The fit is excellent, they are comfy and the style ticks all my boxes: simple, vintage yet modern, lots of buttons and top stitching. Nothing to not love here.

Simplicity 7006

I do need help when it comes to booty pocket placement. I messed these up the first time and still not sure they are quite even. How, oh how do you get your pockets to be both the exact same size, and placed evenly on your booty?! Help!

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I was surprised how easy it was to fit this pattern, considering it is a Misses 9 & 11. I muslined it and only had to add 1/4" to each side seam from the waist down to the hips. I added to the bib pieces to match this as well. I did my typical round pubis and low butt adjustments. Plus I learned a new to me full front thigh adjustment. I added 3/4" to the crotch at the front inseam and removed 1/2" from the crotch at the back inseam. This gives the full front thigh more room without making the crotch length too long. You can see a diagram of what I did here where it says add for full thighs.

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I used the pockets from this vintage pattern McCalls 4849, view B Simplicity 7006

The mystery fabric for these overalls came from one of the tablecloths that my mom made me for my booth when I made jewelry. I believe it is a Tencel Twill that she got at a warehouse fabric store on Harry Hines in Dallas for probably $1 a yard. How is that for thrifty?

My booth at Bayou City in Houston

Pattern: Simplicity 7006 from 1975

Size: misses 11

Alterations: Added 1/4" to sides from bib down through hip
                    Added butt pockets from McCalls 4849
                    Left off front bib pocket
                    Used buttons instead of overall buckles
                    Low butt, round pubis adjustment
                    Full front thigh adjustment

My Measurements: Bust 34"
                                Waist 26"
                                Hips 39"

As I say with every pair of pants I make, these are the best fitting pants I have made so far. With this pair I think I have truly made wearable pants that I would not change. This is a years in the making, huge deal for me. I am thrilled. I definitely plan to use this pattern again and again. I want to make a shorts version as well as using the pants only without the bibs.

1 comment:

Fabrics_World_USA said...

This is so great. Thanks for sharing. You and the clothes look amazing! Such an inspiration. Love from Fabrics World USA