Take Your Mama – The Patsy Overalls from Ready To Sew

 


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Another sewn garment in the span of two weeks? What am I, an actual sewist or something?!

 


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With social distancing still very much a thing we’re doing right now, I’ve been utilizing this time to tackle a nagging task and address my “new uniform”. I work from home now, but my wardrobe still very much reflects my old retail manager lifestyle I’m no longer living. As much as I’d love to start a flowy party dress to wear to all the weddings and showers I’ve got planned after the world is back to normal, I am in desperate need to find some TNT patterns for my easygoing everyday life.

 


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I am OBSESSED with overalls and pinafores. Anything I can throw on in 30 seconds while looking cute is a must-have for me, so when I first saw the Patsy Overalls from Ready To Sew, I instantly fell in love.

 


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My favorite part about this design is the deceptively simple details. The panelling throughout the jumpsuit, the slash pockets on the sides, and the shoulder tie…*chef’s kiss.* Details like these make this piece look elevated and unique, while the relaxed fit and beginner-friendly construction make for an approachable pattern.

This was my first time using a RTS pattern, and I have to say I really enjoyed it! The biggest hurdle for me (as an American) was figuring out how to convert the metrics used in this French pattern to inches. I found this conversion template to be an essential tool throughout the process.


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The pattern suggests using a more structured woven fabric, and I luckily had just the right amount of this olive chino twill in my stash gifted from my mom for my birthday 2 years ago. And would you believe I even had the thread to match?! Since I had no plans to leave my house to get supplies in the age of COVID, I was more than delighted that my teeny tiny stash came through for me! I wouldn’t recommend this fabric, per se, since it has built-in stretch that isn’t necessary for this pattern and was kind of annoying to work with (since I knew I wouldn’t be benefitting from it). When I make this again, I’d love to try it in printed linen or floral cotton. Something a little more breathable and fun!

 


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At first glance, the many panels looked like they may be slightly out of my reach. But with no fitting required and no closures to sew, once I got started I thought “What the hell was I so worried about?”. In fact, the most arduous task was assembling and cutting out my at-home printed pattern pieces…especially since I wasn’t paying attention and first assembled the wrong size range. Definitely a face palm moment, but hey- if you’re gonna fuck up you might as well do it early amiriiiiiight?!?!?


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This piece also took me a little longer to construct (probably about 6 hours over the course of a week) because I opted to do french seams. With all those long-ass seams from the panelling running the length of the garment…it added up. But the effort was well worth it and looks amazing! I am so happy with the results!


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I chose to hem the bottom with the cuff on the outside. Cuffing my pants has sort of become my signature style. I know I’ll probably end up rolling the hem further for a slightly cropped effect anyway, so I figured I might as well embrace the look.

 


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The only semi-issue I had with this pattern was the facings. They kept wanting to pop back out at the sides when I put the overalls on, but it was nothing that a little stitch-in-the-ditch couldn’t fix.

 


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I would 10/10 recommend this pattern for beginners or anyone looking for a quick make or wardrobe essential. For me, I have a difficult time finding beginner-friendly patterns with a more advanced or interesting design element. No circle skirts or boxy tops for me, please (though I do love this one from CCP). Maybe I’ll do a post about more progressive looking beginner patterns in the future. This will absolutely be on the list!

 


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Easy, breezy, beautiful, coveralls! I am stupid in love with this garment and I know she will barely leave my body until next winter gets here. I’ve already started planning my next Patsy, just deciding between fabrics at the moment.

Happy Making, loves!

-XO-

C

DETAILS:

PATTERN: Patsy Overalls by Ready To Sew

FABRIC: Stretch Chino Twill in Olive from JoAnn Fabrics

SIZE: I made a size 42, which ran true to size. My measurements are:

Bust: 37.5″

Waist: 31″

Hips: 40″

KNOWLEDGE OBTAINED: French all the fucking seams. You won’t be sorry.

2 thoughts on “Take Your Mama – The Patsy Overalls from Ready To Sew

  1. Oh nooo, I just bought a new overalls pattern and a new jumpsuit pattern, the last thing I need is heart-eyes for yet one more!! It looks terrific – I love the color and the French seams were so worth it.

    1. These are hands down one of my most worn makes, so I really can’t recommend the pattern enough! I’m actually wearing overalls as I type this, so I’d be curious to hear what patterns you just got since I’m obviously a fan! 🤣 Thanks for reading!

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