I love Colibri. The overalls of the I AM WILD collection are my favourite garment. I live in it. I have made a few. Both shorts and long legs versions. My last make is my favourite. I have made it in the made in France organic denim by 1083.
Small detail, I have sewn it with classic straps. The original pattern is aimed at beginner seamstresses the straps are made with ribbon going through eyelets. Here I show you how to sew the classic straps. Sew yours now but careful it is so comfortable that you will want to wear it all the time
Here are the steps to follow to sew the Colibri dungarees with classic straps:
- 3 snap fasteners of 5/8″ diameters
- An overall buckle kit containing 2 buckle of 1 5/8″ (40 mm) and 2 assorted denim buttons
PREPARING THE PATTERN
Prepare the pattern to your size.
Prepare the pattern piece for the classic straps. Draw a band of 3 3/16″ (8 cm) width and 27 9/16″ (70 cm) length
CUTTING THE FABRIC
Cut the fabric as indicated on the original pattern instruction booklet.
Cut the pattern piece for the straps twice
SEWING THE GARMENT
Preparing the straps:
Fold and iron both lengths of each strap 3/8″ (1 cm) on the wrong side of the fabric.
Fold one of the extremities 3/8″ (1 cm) on the wrong side and iron.
Fold the strap in half and iron. Pin in place and sew together 2 mm from the edge.
Cut the extremity that has not been sewn in diagonal as shown on the illustration below:
Length of the longest side: Size 36 = 23 7/16″ – Size 38 = 23 13/16″ – Size 40 = 24 1/4″ – Size 42 = 24 5/8″ – Size 44 = 25″ – Size 46 = 25 3/8″
Length of the shortest side : Size 36 = 22 13/16″ – Size 38 = 23 1/4″ – Size 40 = 23 5/8″ – Size 42 = 24″ – Size 44 = 24 3/8″ – T46 = 24 13/16″
Repeat the steps for the second strap.
Follow the steps 1 to 3 on the instructions booklet.
At step 4 of the instructions booklet:
SEWING THE LEFT SIDE
Place the back and the front right sides together and pin the left side in place. Sew the left side at 3/8″ and overlock (F). Repeat the steps for the facings. Sew only the left side. Overlock the bottom of the facing.
SEWING THE FACING
Place the facing and the garment right sides together. Insert the straps on the back between the facing and the garment. Align the long sides of the straps to the center backs as indicated on the illustration below:
Pin all around the top of the garment. Sew at 3/8″ and overlock (G). Clip the curves, turn right side out and iron. Double topstitch following the edge of the garment. Start and stop at the top of the button plackets. (H).
Sew steps 5 and 6 following the instructions on the booklet.
Place the buttons on the front at 3/4″ of the corner at the top. Insert the buckles in the straps.
If you do not have the I AM COLIBRI pattern, you can discover it now.