Floral Ruffle Overall Shorts
Posted in Projects on Friday the 24th July 2020 by Vicki Ormerod
These overall shorts just might be the cutest thing I’ve ever made! I’m so in love with this pattern and fabric combination! I knew I wanted to make some kind of pinafore or overalls with this Corduroy Fabric
, so I had a quick search online to see if there was something else I liked that I didn’t already have in my collection. I came across these Ruffle Overall Shorts by You Made My Day patterns. I never purchased a pattern so fast! This pattern also has a skirt and pant option, sold separately or as a bundle. I couldn’t help but get all three.
This corduroy is so gorgeous! The floral print is amazing and I love the colors of the print. It comes in two different background color ways- the grey that I used and a burgundy color. It was hard to choose! I originally planned to make a dungaree dress but this corduroy is a little lighter in weight than I was expecting. It worked really well for this pattern though! The ruffles flow so beautifully. I have a slight obsession with ruffles. They are such a sweet detail! This pattern can of course be made without them or the bib top if you prefer though. I also like that they aren’t heavyweight because I can wear them year round! I will definitely be layering these in the cooler months with tights and turtlenecks.
The fit in the waist and hips is good. The straps are a tiny bit long though and it wouldn’t be easy to shorten them now. It’s wearable but definitely something to remember for next time. I do wish there was a finished garment measurement chart. I didn’t see one and was a little nervous not making a toile beforehand. Thankfully it worked out!
This was my first pattern from You Made My Day. I have to admit that I found the instructions a little confusing and missing a couple details, especially at the waistband steps. I was able to work out what I needed to do, though.
I really like the rounded edge at the bottom of the shorts. It’s done with a facing and I think it’s a cute detail instead of just a standard hem. Another detail I am happy with is the buttons I used. I had these pretty pink vintage ones in my stash and I think they match the floral so nicely. If you looked up this pattern, you might notice something missing. Welt pockets. They are supposed to go on the front of the shorts but I opted to leave them out.
I’m so excited about these floral overall shorts. I am going to wear these so much. I definitely plan to make the other versions of this pattern one day!
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