Our Harlene Overall bundle comes with material and notions to sew a classic overall:
enough 100% cotton Ventana Twill fabric to sew your size
200M of matching Gutermann sew-all thread
- Merchant & Mills Distressed Black Overall hardware kit
- 1/2 yard coordinating Nova Cotton Poplin for the pocket, fly and waist facing
a heavy duty needle for your sewing machine
- tissue printed or large format A0 pattern if selected
Everything comes packed in our exclusive EWE Project bag.
Please note that you have the option to include the large format printed pattern pages in your bundle. In order for us to print your pattern, you will need to purchase the PDF pattern separately from Merchant & Mills (sizes 6-18 or sizes 18-28), and upload the PDF file below. Uploading the copy-shop file allows us to verify your ownership of the pattern and protects the copyright of the designer.
*Harlene is also available as a traditional tissue printed pattern in sizes 6-18 which can be purchased here.
A traditional pair of loose fitting dungarees. A hard-working wardrobe staple featuring classic detailing and optional top stitching. The overalls are meant to be oversized, so size down if you fall between sizes.
We chose to sew our samples in Ventana Twill, which is a 100% cotton fabric from Robert Kaufman. It is easy to sew with, and is a hard wearing fabric, while not being too bulky. The fabric is 45" wide and comes in at 7.6oz sq/yd.
The hardware kits come with all of the pieces required for the overalls. There are no special tools required. Here is a video showing how to install a tack button.
Sizing and Modification Details:
You should consult the sizing charts to determine what size to purchase. There are two size charts for the Harlene pattern, sizes 6-18 or sizes 20-28.
This pattern is in UK sizing and is sized to fit:
Here is our experience with sizing:
Shop owner Deren sewed a size 12 based on her hip measurement of 38.5". She is 5'1", shortened the legs by 2" and shortened the straps by about 5". The pants are roomy and she can easily pull them on without opening the side buttons. This is despite her waist being a good bit larger than the body measurement suggested for a size 12. She could easily have sewn down a size. Deren chose the Unbleached color and sewed her top stitching with Gutermann Sew-All thread in a matching color (included in the bundle). She used the distressed black hardware.
Elise sewed the size 24 up top, and graded down to the 18 in the legs. She is 5’2” and shortened the legs by 4”, shortened the bib by 2”, and shortened the straps by 5". Elise omitted the faux fly, and added a self-drafted knee reinforcement for visual interest and durability. This extra piece is not included in the pattern. Elise, also chose the Unbleached color and sewed a high contrast top stitching, in red, using Gutermann Extra Strong thread (not included in the bundle). She used the distressed black hardware.
Elise's second pair is sewn in Smoky Pink with contrast knee patches and pockets in Unbleached twill (not included in the bundle). Elise's third pair is sewn in all black with no modifications.