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Vintage Reproduction 1940's Overalls

Vintage Overalls The Prudent Homemaker


Winter was wanting to make herself some 1940's style overalls. I ordered this printable pattern for her. She made the first pair out of some dropcloth that I had  (that painter's cloth you buy from the hardware store to put down while painting) and made the second from some denim that my sister-in-law gave to me several years ago.

Vintage Overalls 2 The Prudent Homemaker

I had purchased some large buttons on a sale from Wawak years ago and she used those for these two pairs.

Vintage Overalls 3 The Prudent Homemaker

The blue blouse is a garage sale blouse she made over to be short-sleeved with a Peter Pan collar cut from the sleeves.

Vintage Denim Overalls 2 The Prudent Homemaker

The green shirt is a t-shirt. She added a Peter Pan collar to it using fabric I had on hand. She really wants to wear Peter Pan collars, so she recently added them to three t-shirts. This green one came from a recent thrift-store purchase. It was a long-sleeved t-shirt, but she shortened it to make it better for our climate.

Vintage Denim Overalls 1 The Prudent Homemaker

She loves how they all turned out.

Her shoes are these (affiliate link)

We were at Hobby Lobby looking for some fabric for a project she was doing recently and while we were there I noticed there was a new Simplicity catalog out for fall. It turns out that this is the 90th anniversary of Simplicity Pattern Company, and they have a large vintage reproduction section up towards the front of the catalog. They are offering a very similar pattern, and if you could get it at on sale at Joann's or Hobby Lobby during one of the 5 for $5 sales you would have quite a deal! It's pattern 8447, and it looks like you can order a printable version from Simplicity's site too, which would be a help if you live far from a store (watch their site for sales on the actual printed pattern, too; sometimes my stores are out of the pattern I want to purchase.)

Vintage Denim Overalls 3 The Prudent Homemaker

I have to say that I'm loving that my eldest daughter is loving vintage clothing and vintage reproduction clothing just as much as I am! 

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  • J August 10, 2017

    Those large buttons though!! They are amazing and totally make the outfit. Winter has a keen eye for design.

  • Laurie in central NC August 10, 2017

    Winter is such an inspiration. I especially love the drop cloth overalls. I've done a little bit of sewing, but have not yet made myself any clothing. Well done!

  • Theresa August 10, 2017

    She did a beautiful job! So unique and fun.

  • Ellie's friend from Canada August 10, 2017

    Winter is very talented. I love the overalls. Smart, kind, beautiful, talented –– a mother could not ask for anything more. She is a credit to you, Brandy! Ann

  • Jalynn August 11, 2017

    Well done Winter. I started sewing at your age and 55 years later I still enjoy it.. I will love following your sewing as I have 4 daughters and none of them sew. Maybe one of my 5 granddaughters will.

  • Faith Dossett August 11, 2017

    I am amazed at Winter's talent! She is a very enterprising young lady. And I LOVE your blog -- it's beautiful, you write beautifully, your pictures are gorgeous, and I love your frugality. Very impressed.

  • Mr Home Maker August 12, 2017

    1940's my very favourite era. Those overalls look totally authentic - well done.

  • Bliss Doubt August 12, 2017

    I haven't visited this site in a long, long time. Wow how the kids have grown. It's fun to see Brandy's passion for DIY expressed in the next generation.

  • Ms. Sandie August 14, 2017

    Really a beautiful job Winter. Especially impressed with the use of a drop cloth.

  • August 15, 2017

    Cute as a button
    Love it

  • Jen@FrugalSteppingStones August 16, 2017

    I love your daughter's style!

  • Deb Walters August 17, 2017

    Her overalls are fabulous. How wonderful that your daughter enjoys sewing and actually wants to sew. So refreshing to see these day. I must say she is extremely pretty and carries off the Vintage style of clothing beautifully. I can also imagine her in a lovely Peter Pan collared top with a beautiful full gathered skirt of 3/4 length. She obviously has a lovely roll model in her Mum who has taught her well.

  • sheeba daniel August 18, 2017

    What Winter is wearing is absolutely fab...she looks sensational in it as well(lovely classical 1940s model features she has )... kudos to her to finding her style and wearing it proudly n also having the courage to show it on the site as well...

  • Mariana August 22, 2017

    The overalls and the polka dot dress from the previous post look amazing. Winter is so talented.
    I would also love to see how your son's quilt is coming along (I believe you mentioned a while ago he has been working on one).

  • He has actually quit working on it. I don't know if he will finish at some point or not.

  • Brandy April 12, 2018

    Your daughter is stunningly beautiful! She should come up with an entire line of clothing and model the pieces in a catalog. She has done such a fantastic job on these vintage remake pieces. I can only imagine the pride and joy she feels at such an accomplishment. I admire her vision and what it takes to bring it to life. I have always wanted to sew but never learned. I can do some basic things.... but nothing as lovely as this!
    Please share my congratulations with her!

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