I hope that everyone (in or out of the US for that matter) had a lovely 4th of July! We went to my  grandma's house for a barbeque, dip in the pool and annual fireworks show put on by Pj and my step dad. This is the 2nd year in a row that I've worn a Wearing History outfit. Last year, I wore my much-loved sailor playsuit (see it here and here)

This year, I wore my beloved Wearing History overalls. I'll admit, I don't usually splurge on a pattern. I usually pick them up on etsy for less than $10 or buy them on mega sale at the fabric store but every once in a while a seriously amazing pattern catches my eye and if it's practical enough to justify the extra expense, I'll gladly buy it. Just a week before the announcement of this new pattern, I was thinking "I desperately need some vintagey jeans". I lived in my Heyday trousers and wool skirts last winter and wore my other overalls to the point of retirement.

 This gorgeous pattern comes with overalls and trousers, which can  be made in denim with lovely top stitching for jeans or made without pockets for a swing trouser look, much like the beauties from Heyday and other repro companies. You can also make an adorable playsuit (which would be darling with the sailor playsuit skirt worn over) and a super cute baseball cap, which I will have to make at a later date. This pattern is available in paper for $30 or print at home pdf format for $10.

I used two bakelite buttons for the straps and matching red plastic buttons on the side closure. I salvaged these bakelite buttons from my old pair of overalls that I made a few years ago. I found them at a local antique mall and love them! This fabric is a pretty light weight denim so I can survive the heat and humidity of St Louis summers while I work in the victory garden.

I did a little top stitching on the pockets, waistband and bodice in light yellow thread.

I wore some of my red and butterscotch bakelite bangles to match

This pattern is one of my new favorites and will be sewn up in all varieties of trousers, jeans and overalls this summer and fall. The jeans were an absolute dream to make, requiring no adjustments to the pattern at all. I did have to make some small adjustments to the overalls pattern due to my measurements. I think I will make a few small changes to the overall bodice for next time but overall I'm extremely pleased with this pattern. For reference for my curvy sisters out there, my current measurements are 44-34-46 and I used the C pack, size 44 for my overalls and jeans. I will get those jeans photographed and posted very soon!

For another gorgeous look at this pattern, check out Stephanie's version on her blog, The Girl with the Star Spangled Heart.