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My Sapporo Coat

My sewing practice has been all over the place lately. I have a tendency to make really ambitious plans that are almost never realized; it was such a busy spring that most of my personal sewing only came in fits and spurts. Since I'm not sewing at home much these days (mainly because I've learned I'm much more calm and happy when I'm not feeling like I have to produce 24/7) I have to sneak it in when I can during work hours, or wait for a rainy weekend when I can come into the studio, crank up the jams...

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How to install overalls buckles & overalls hardware // Closet Case Patterns
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How to Install Overall Buckles & Hardware

Hey guys, Amy here. So, you're trucking along, making your Jenny Overalls and they turned out great! You made a bib! You've put on your buttons! Last step! You go to put on your strap hardware and... "wait a sec" ... "I should know" ... "I've seen these my whole life" ... "How the heck?!" Don't worry! You're not alone, I had to google this, twice. Turns out installing overalls buckles is not 100% intuitive. There are a few little tricks that we learned along the way, so this is a quick little tutorial on how to put...

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Button Front Jenny Overalls // Free Pattern Bonus & Tutorial

I'm so tickled by everyone's enthusiasm for our button-front Jenny Overalls hack. The pair I made is one of my most treasured garments and I'm thrilled to share this tutorial and free pattern bonus so you can unbutton your Jenny with similar abandon.

First things first, you will need the modified pattern pieces which you can download below. The only pieces you'll be keeping from the original pattern are the legs (which you will cut out without the pocket opening), the back pockets and the overalls strap. It should also be said that with this pattern bonus, you...

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Jenny Overalls pattern with center front buttons & utility pocket // handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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My Jenny Overalls with Center Front Buttons

Whenever I design a new pattern it's always an effort on my end to whittle down the ideas. My brain goes a hundred miles an hour and I can always think of a dozen variations we could add. For our Jenny Overalls it was especially hard; when I drew up the technical drawings I had pages and pages of options, but in the end, we are limited to the number of pattern pieces we can fit on a tissue sheet and also not making the instruction booklet like a hundred pages long. All of this to say, I really...

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Adding hip buttons to Jenn Overalls // Sewing tutorial by Closet Case Patterns
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Adding Hip Buttons to the Jenny Overalls & Trousers

This week I shared Jenny Overalls with a hip button closure, and in today's post I'm going to show you how to do the same, should you be feeling an itch to sub out the hip zippers called for in the pattern. To start with, you'll need six buttons, three for each side. Our overall buckle hardware kits include an add-on for extra buttons specifically for this mod, so if you'd like to skip sourcing that many jean buttons I suggest you pick up a kit. Of course, you can just use regular ol' buttons here too, although...

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Jenny Overalls pattern in cotton twill with hip buttons // handmade by Closet Case Patterns
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My Jenny Overalls with Side Buttons

Hola! Last week I got back from a teaching trip to London (and a side trip to Stockholm which was all my dreams realized) and now I'm trying to get caught up with the blog (side note: are you interested in any travel posts from me? Happy to share about my trip if you're curious about it). Today I want to show you one of the first pairs of the Jenny Overalls I made for myself. They are special because I skipped the side zippers and used buttons at the hip instead - later this week I'll be...

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Waistband sewing tutorial // Jenny Overalls sewing pattern // Closet Case Patterns
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How to sew a tabbed waistband // Jenny Overalls

This week we covered sewing a lapped zipper for our new pattern, the Jenny Overalls & Trousers. Today we'll be showing you how to sew the tabbed waistband, since it's a new construction method for us and has a bit of a choose your own adventure vibe with all the options (ie. one hip zipper or two, with a bib or without). Let's get into it!

SINGLE ZIPPER WAISTBAND

In this example we're showing you the waistband without the bib and one hip zipper; you may want to skip down to the section on sewing two zippers to see...

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