Jenny Overalls + Trousers Pattern
Inspired by vintage work-wear, Jenny is a modern interpretation of classic overalls and wide-leg trousers with an ultra-high rise, sleek, functional details and a comfortable all-day-long fit.
Make a more sophisticated version of dungarees with our well-proportioned bib and optional utility pocket, or omit the bib entirely and make a pair of wide-legged cropped pants, full-length pants or shorts. Optional details abound; mix and match the curved slash front pockets, faux fly front, single or double zipper waistband and rounded back patch pockets. To personalize even further, go all out with high contrast topstitching, or take a more minimalist approach for a clean, elegant finish.
Pattern Difficulty: IntermediateLearn more about how we rank pattern difficulty.
- Bottom-weight woven fabrics: denim, twill, canvas, gabardine, medium weight linen, jacquard and brocade.
- Medium-weight woven fabric for pockets: shirting, chambray or quilting cotton (0.5 yd/0.45 m).
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 45” / 1.14 m wide
VIEW A - OVERALLS WITH PANTS~ Sizes 0-8 = 3.25 yd (3 m), Sizes 10-14 = 3.5 yd (3.2 m), Sizes 16-20 = 3.75 yd (3.5 m)
VIEW B - OVERALLS WITH SHORTS ~ Sizes 0-8 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m), Sizes 10-20 = 2.25 yd (2 m)
VIEW C - TROUSERS ~ Sizes 0-6 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 8-14 = 3 yd (2.75 m), Sizes 16-20 = 3.25 yd (3 m)
VIEW D - SHORTS ~ Sizes 0-8 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m), Sizes 10-20 = 1.75 yd (1.6m)
Yardage (sizes 0-20) - 58” / 1.5 m wide
VIEW A - OVERALLS WITH PANTS~ Sizes 0-8 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m), Sizes 10-14 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m), Sizes 16-20 = 3 yd (2.75 m)
VIEW B - OVERALLS WITH SHORTS ~ Sizes 0-8 = 1.5 yd (1.4 m), Sizes 10-20 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m)
VIEW C - TROUSERS ~ Sizes 0-8 = 2.5 yd (2.3 m), Sizes 10-20 = 2.75 yd (2.5 m)
VIEW D - SHORTS ~ Sizes 0-14 = 1.25 yd (1.2 m), Sizes 16-20 = 1.75 yd (1.6 m)
- Fusible interfacing (0.5 yd/0.45m for 58” wide interfacing, 1.25 yd/1.2m for 20” wide interfacing)
- Sturdy pants zipper: One or two 7” (18cm) zippers depending on the waistband style chosen
- 5/8” (16 mm) button: One or two depending on the waistband style chosen
- One pair of 1.5” (38mm) overall buckles & buttons for View A & B (can substitute button & buttonhole closure)
- Marking tool
- Polyester thread
- Optional: topstitching thread for higher contrast details
- Optional: tailors ham, for pressing back darts and crotch seams
PDP File Details
|Sizes 0-20||Sizes 14-32|
|Letter / A4||Pants: 44 pages, Shorts: 31 pages|
|Copyshop / A0||3 pages|
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From the Closet Core Community
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This pattern was perfect and easily adjustable. I love overalls but they're always too short in the waist-to-crotch length or super baggy. It was clear where to add length exactly where I needed and fits awesome in the waist. Very true to size (unlike many commercial patterns which often require some form of divining to figure out what size you need).
Another fabulous pattern, well drafted and easy to follow. I have already made Jenny twice, and can see me making the trousers too! Highly recommend
Great pattern as usual with closet core! Fit is comfy and flattering (I think!). I am not sure if I completed the zipper part correctly even after checking the step by step on the blog. It seems like I may have used up a little bit too much of seam allowance on that side. A video tutorial on that step may have helped me (it may exists though?). Besides that explanations are super clear and make for a very enjoyable experience when you take your time! I bought the pattern for the overalls version but will probably also make some pants given the nice fit!
Made for my daughter and she loves them. Even though advanced for my skill level, the instructions are clear and the tutorial for the zipper was so helpful. The fit is really nice and I will be making more.
I was looking for a pattern for some painted overalls that would have enough coverage to get the pattern across without being overwhelming. This pattern was exactly what I needed! The only hard parts were from my own mistakes because I'm still a beginner but it was still a good fit for my skill level.
The fit is great and the pattern is fairly straightforward. For new sewists, it might be a little challenging to understand everything, however I was able to figure it out through trial and error. I had to grade the pattern to fit once I did a basted fitting. I recommend doing a mock-up with muslin first to check the fit.