Titchy dungarees

Miniest Me came home from nursery the other day wearing a pair of borrowed dungarees after her spare clothes got all mucky. And she looked freaking adorable. Like a little Mario from Mario Bros. And in a stroke of genius I remembered there was a pattern for dungarees in the latest GBSB book I got last year. 

After a shout out on Instagram and a hunt on the various pattern review websites I was a bit concerned that I couldn’t find anyone who’s made them already. 

The pattern calls for 1m of corduroy or denim and I only had 70cm of this needle cord from Cloud nine. I needn’t have worried though as that was more than enough. It’s a straight forward pattern with just 5 pieces and the pattern really only expects you to have a normal machine. I overlocked all my pieces before starting but actually all the top stitching makes that unnecessary. 

Putting it together is quick and in all it took me 2.5 hours. I’m pretty sure I could do it quicker next time. Though I’m not sure if I might line the bib section next time just to tidy it all up. 

The pattern calls for dungarees clasps but after a major falling out with Dunelm Mill my go to place for haberdashery I decided on using buttons on the inside. This is probably better for us anyway as she’s at that stage of trying to get her clothes off where ever she is. I reckon she’d have been able to get dungaree clasps off but not buttons. That saves the embarrassment of a naked baby streaking across the park.

I also added yellow pop studs on the sides which add a touch of  class.

And here is the final result. Freaking cute and awesome AND practical. I will definately be making more of these. 
Beatrice at Roslin Chapel – this pic pretty much sums up the entire photo shoot. 

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6 thoughts on “Titchy dungarees

  1. Beatrice is so freakin’ cute in her dungarees. How fabulous are they? The fabric is glorious and very cute. Her wee face in that top photo. They are equal parts adorable and infuriating at that age. Thank you for reminding me about the last GBSB book. It had quite a few nice patterns in. Now that you have howked it out do you think that you will make any more of them? 🙂 Xx

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    1. I’m going to make so many more of this pattern. I think I’ll hack it into a pinafore dress and do long length ones to. The 4 year old says she wants one too

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  2. She looks so adorable! Interesting that you couldn’t find anyone who’s made these already – people do forget to use their pattern books don’t they? I love the look of this pattern, unfortunately my kids are too old now!

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  3. absolutely adorable!

    On 29 September 2017 at 16:14, Sew sleep deprived wrote:

    > Lesley posted: “Miniest Me came home from nursery the other day wearing a > pair of borrowed dungarees after her spare clothes got all mucky. And she > looked freaking adorable. Like a little Mario from Mario Bros. And in a > stroke of genius I remembered there was a pattern f” >

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