Sometimes I make mistakes. It would be easy to not show them on this blog. Or it’d be easy to hide the mistakes in the pictures. But to learn to sew you’ve got to make mistakes. I have made lots of mistakes, and as you’ll see, I still make mistakes. Anyway, I found some cute red striped fabric and thought it would be perfect for Henry. Patterned overalls had been on my mind, so I used a pattern from the Sewing for Baby Book. The instructions were really easy to follow, and I LOVE the fit of these overalls. I’m definitely going to make more of these. (I promise we’re not white trash, and he’ll wear a shirt when he grows into them. I just wanted to quickly try them on.)

Striped Overalls: Even I Make Mistakes

Once I had the fabric and pattern I got ready to cut out. I was really focusing on making the stripes line up on the center front seam. I forgot to check twice, cut once. Once I was done and had only scraps leftover, I realized I had cut the two front pieces exactly the same, so when I sewed them together one side would be the wrong side of fabric showing. I was so devastated when I realized what I’d done. I didn’t even have any extra fabric to re-cut it. I sewed them together anyway, and you can’t really see the mistake unless you look really closely.  One side has clean, crisp lines and the other is a bit fuzzy.

Striped Overalls: Even I Make Mistakes

I still love them even with the mistake.

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He looks like an Santa elf Aladdin. This just might be the base for our Christmas pictures.

Striped Overalls: Even I Make Mistakes

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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5 thoughts on “Striped Overalls: Even I Make Mistakes

  1. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these! How did you make them??

    Posted on November 16, 2013 at 6:20 pm
  2. I have a pair of pants that were Dallin's that look like these overalls that I have to show you.

    Posted on September 13, 2012 at 2:38 am
  3. Sooooo totally cute regardless! You really can't even tell. What a precious babe you've got there 🙂

    Posted on September 11, 2012 at 2:15 pm
  4. Wow. I wouldn't have notice. They are still so cute. I once was making a very simple blanket and sewed it together twice inside out before I did it right. The seam ripper got a workout that day. This style of overalls is the best. I has a similar pair that I bought at Goodwill that are H&M brand. I love that they still have a waist so they aren't so huge around the middle. Do you think this pattern is doable for a beginner?

    Posted on September 7, 2012 at 3:55 pm