Vintage style Dungarees
Here we go again for a new sewing post, a – kind of – vintage outfit! What do you want, this is what I like the most! This time, this project completely not planned this way. I’ll tell you why now : I bought this chambray fabric as I just love dots chambray. I already used two different fabric like this from Les Trouvailles d’Amandine (you can the posts here and there) so I had to buy a new one . As the delivery from France is quite pricey, I went for a Robert Kaufman fabric : Sadly, when I went to Toronto, The Workroom didn’t have this one in stock, so I had to order online. I found it on fabric.com (man they have so much choices on this website it’s insane) and I received it really quickly as usual. I actually planned to make a dress with long sleeves at first. So I choose the Emery dress but with a circle skirt I self-drafted. Sadly, I really didn’t like the result. I’m not sure of the style of this fabric for a full dress. Anyway, I had to find an other way to use this fabric. And I remember that I pinned on my pinterest board some dungarees.
Hiiiiiii Why not make a dungarees then !!!! I used my circle skirt as planned but took off the top of the dress. I didn’t have enough fabric for a new top so I unstitched the old one. Took off the darts and the sleeves to -hopefully- find a way to work on something with it. I self-drafted the top of my dungarees and had just enough fabric to make it ! Yay! I used inside biais to finish the skirt and make an illusion of a belt (you could had one too if you wanted) and I did the same with the top on each side.
I haven’t used the normal dungarees buckles you could require as I didn’t have that in my stash, but went for small snaps. Even if it is not at all what I planned to make at first, I’m so so pleased with the result! The top of the dungarees could seem a bit large as I took my measurement in the idea of wearing a jumper under. I think that I’ll make it a bit smaller next time as I could actually wear it with only a tee-shirt. I think circle skirt are really my favorite type of all! Be ready to see a lot on here! The fabric is really nice and good quality for the price. It doesn’t look at all like Amandine’s chambray but worth a try. A lot of people used it for Archer shirt (Grainline studio) wich is a good idea I think, but less for Cambie dress for example.
I’ll make a DIY post on how to make this easy type of dungarees very soon so if you’re feeling like having that type of vintage outfit, you’ll be able to! Anyway, I wish you a nice week-end to and I hope you enjoyed this post!
Dungarees : Homemade, self-drafted (Fabric Robert Kaufman, here)
Tee-shirt : Simmons
Bracelet : Homemade
Shoes : Tom’s