There is something so special about Closet Case patterns, the cut, the details, the fit for me is always amazing (apart from the length as I always have to shorten a lot!)
My latest make is the Jenny overalls and I absolutely love them.
I've made 2 versions so far so I will tell you a little about them both.
The first version is the overalls, this was my entry for the #stitchedwithatwist challenge that is running over on Instagram, the idea is to sew a garment, but add a twist (check out the hashtag on Instagram, its being hosted by Chantelle and Lou, check out their accounts here and here )
My twists were that I added some hand embroidery detail and I changed the back straps by keeping them vertical and then added horizontal back bars, they are made from a linen blend fabric that I purchased from the remnant basket at Abakhans so it was very inexpensive at about £6 for enough to make these overalls!
let me share some pictures to show you the detail.
Version 2 is the trousers, I normally struggle with wearing high waist trousers as I find them uncomfortable, but not these, they are super comfy.
They are made from the most gorgeous Liberty of London needle cord (love winter flowers), I purchased this from Abakhan but it was a couple of years ago so I'm afraid that I'm unable to share a link as its no longer available.
Let me share a few more photos to show you
I added a little special detail to the waistband on the trousers by adding a beautiful ceramic button, you can find these over at Whim Wham buttons (made here in my home town of Stoke on Trent).
The pattern was great to sew, its not a simple make as there are some more complex techniques e.g. the zip insertion, but as usual the instructions are great and sometimes its nice to get your teeth stuck into something that is a little more challenging.
Finally, thanks so much to my Dad who has again taken loads of amazing photos for me, its become our "Sunday thing" to go out and take some blog photos, he's a star!
Thanks for reading and have a great week.