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Kendrick Overalls Review

Today I’m sharing a 3rd outfit from my Make 9 (outfits) goal for 2019.  Again, this is a postpartum friendly outfit!  For this outfit, I took the opportunity to try a new-to-me style, overalls!

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Originally, this olive green stretch twill was going to be sewn into a Sandbridge Skirt.  But plans change, and this one actually changed due to a change on one of my other Make 9 outfits.  More on that in the future.  So I took the opportunity to try overalls, but I played it safe by making the overall straps removable.  If you stick around to the end, I’ll reveal what I think of this style for me…and if the straps stay or go!

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Overalls are all the rage right now, and I wasn’t sure what I thought of the trend or if it would work for me.  But you never know until you try, so try I did!  I used the Kendrick Overalls pattern from Hey June Patterns, and used this tutorial to make the straps removable. This pattern can be made into both traditional overalls (with pants) or as a skirt as I chose to do, of course!

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The fabric is stretch twill I got from my local fabric store, but here is a very nice olive stretch twill. The stretch twill makes it very comfortable for postpartum wear.  In case you’ve got a good eye, yes this is the same exact fabric I used for this jacket which I’m enjoying very much!

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

The Kendrick Overalls pattern is very nice pattern.  The instructions are though, not confusing, and I especially like the instructions for the zip fly.  Perfect every time!  I added enough length to this pattern to have it hit right below my knee (3” I think!)  

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

I like the deep hem, and the split in the front in very nice for walking and a pleasure to construct too.  Plus, this skirt has 4 very roomy pockets, so WIN!  (I used the option for patch pockets in the front, but you can also make traditional hip pockets in the front.

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Now you can’t wear overalls alone, so I made myself a new black Lane Raglan to go underneath when wearing the straps.  There’s nothing quite as ubiquitous as a plain black tshirt, right?  To make this one just perfect, I used bamboo jersey, and it’s heavenly!

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

As I mentioned earlier, the straps are removable, so I planned a Phoenix Blouse as part of this Make 9 outfit. 

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

It’s no secret I love the Phoenix Blouse, having declared last summer as the Summer of the Phoenix Blouse!  

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

This lawn fabric is from my stash (as are all the fabrics in my Make 9 outfits plans, that was the whole point!) and is called Woodland Clearing, designed by Liesl Gibson for Robert Kaufman fabrics.  Yes, I loved it so much that I bought it in both color ways and made the other one into a Willamette Shirt.

 

Now a fabric this gorgeous, and an outfit this fun calls for some bright tassels, don’t you think?  I made them in about 10 minutes using this tutorial, but if you click on the photo above, I’ve linked to some available for purchase.  (They are super easy to make though…) 

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

I chose the color orange to not only make them pop, but to draw out the color of the bright birds in the fabric.

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Now to answer the questions, do I like the Kendrick Overalls better with or without straps?  Well, for me personally, the straps are too fussy to deal with when I already have a bunch of little kids to handle during the day.  I can’t be bothered to chase straps all over the place too! 

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Also, I personally don’t think they work well for my proportions…do you think they make me look short?  Or shorter than my long lanky 6’ tall?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Here’s what I ended up with:

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Kendrick Overalls Outfit #1

Skirt pattern: Kendrick Overalls by Hey June Patterns

Skirt Fabric: olive stretch twill

T-shirt pattern: Lane Raglan by Hey June Patterns

T-shirt fabric: black bamboo jersey

Black boots

Floral hat (similar)

Kendrick Overalls skirt sewn and reviewed by Skirt Fixation

Kendrick Overalls Outfit #2

Skirt pattern: Kendrick Overalls by Hey June Patterns

Skirt Fabric: olive stretch twill

Blouse pattern: Phoenix Blouse by Hey June Patterns

Blouse fabric: Woodland Clearing lawn from Robert Kaufman

Dansko shoes

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