They were sewn while I was on vacation in the US, which was mostly okay. I was really pleased with the ability of my mom's machine to sew through 5 layers of heavy cotton; it probably handled it better than my own would have. But using someone else's work space is always a bit awkward, for both them and you.
I didn't make any major changes to the pattern, though I should have added another inch to the pant length. I did scoot the straps closer together in the back, and of course made the usual minor adjustments to fit 'standard size' to my own.
|Very patriotic, no?|
|My solution for not wanting to spend time|
on my hair? A kerchief!
The Challenge: Politics of Fashion
Fabric: Sturdy cotton twill.
Pattern: Wearing History's WWII Homefront Overalls.
Year: late 1930's to mid 1940's
Notions: Poly thread, plastic buttons.
How historically accurate is it? Great, though I'm not sure when sergers came into being.
Hours to complete: I didn't really keep track on this one, but probably no more than 12.
First worn: For photos, and then for weeding the garden right after.
Total cost: $20 for fabric, $6 for buttons.