As I mentioned in my 2016 recap, I fell in love with the bootcut style last year. Skinny jeans still play a major role in my wardrobe but the bootcut feels fresh and new. Combine the bootcut with overalls (aka dungarees) and you'll be stepping out in style. Read on to see how I would DIY this ready-to-wear look.
How to DIY Bootcut Overalls
Step 1: Today's inspiration are the Mother Swooner Weekender Flared Overalls from Anthropologie. I love this classic overall style transformed by the boot cut pant. It feels a little bit seventies but is still totally current.
Step 2: For the sewing pattern, start with the Turia Dungarees by Pauline Alice and add a flare to the pant leg to achieve the bootcut style. Alternately, you could try your hand at adapting the Birkin Flares by Baste & Gather or the Ginger Flares by Closet Case Files into overalls by adding a bib and straps. You might also want to check out a couple of overalls patterns from Burdastyle – the Overalls 07/2016 #109 and the Bootcut Overalls 06/2014 #106.
Step 3: Get your hands on a classic dark denim with a little bit of stretch like this dark navy stretch from Mood Fabrics.
Have you tried your hand at sewing overalls? This pair really makes me want to give it a try. After all, it feels like the next logical step after making jeans. And, sewing my own would mean that I could make them long enough in torso and leg to actually fit my tall body.