Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet

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Classic Black Yanta Overalls

These Yanta Overalls have been on my ‘to make’ list for so long! I struggle to choose black for my makes because I always want to use a colorful or printed fabric that really gets me excited to sew. That said, these were super satisfying once I got going! No worrying about visible topstitching and this organic cotton/linen blend presses like a dream. I love love LOVE my classic black Yanta Overalls and I will be wearing them allllll spring & summer.

Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Yanta Overalls PDF Pattern

One of my favorite things about the Yanta Overalls is the ‘loose but not too loose’ fit. This was something I really wanted because I have tried on so many jumpsuits and overalls expecting a cool, relaxed fit and been surprised to find them tight and restrictive. Yanta is a truly relaxed vibe with no fitted waistband so you can wear them working in the garden, hanging out with your kids, or doing arts and crafts like painting or pottery!

Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Classic Black Yanta Overalls, Sewing Pattern by Helen's Closet

My favourite design detail on the Yanta Overalls is the back. I am so smitten with the elegant point and tapered straps. It is all finished with a facing, too! The loose ends are all nicely tucked away and secure.

Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Classic Overalls Sewing Pattern by Helen's Closet

Of course, no overalls would be complete without pockets – and in the case of Yanta, we have 5! I love wearing these because there are so many places to put my phone (and snacks).

Classic Yanta Overalls Pattern by Helen's Closet
Classic Overalls Pattern by Helen's Closet

I didn’t make any adjustments to my Yantas apart from lengthening the pattern for my height (5’9.5″). I made a straight size 20. I did put in the side zipper but I never use it because I can pull these on over my hips. The zipper is optional depending on your fit preference!

I forgot to get a pic of the side view so here is a goofy one that kinda shows it off.

Yanta Overalls by Helen's Closet
Classic Black Yanta Overalls Sewing Pattern by Helen's Closet

I can’t get enough of these Yanta Overalls! Have you tried sewing Yanta yet? You may just be surprised by how much you enjoy wearing this fun look. I have paired mine with an Elliot Tee and I’m embracing the mime vibes. I hope you enjoyed checking out my Yantas!

Classic Overalls Pattern - the Yanta Overalls PDF Pattern
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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

17 Comments on “Classic Black Yanta Overalls”

  1. I love these and want a pair exactly like them! I had prepped this pattern last summer when I was pregnant, with minor maternity mods, but didn’t get it sewn as the babies came early. And of course haven’t had much time since. I wonder if I have any black in stash that would work…

  2. As I got this post, I’m working on my first pair of Yantas in basic navy blue. I love seeing your black Yantas and it gives me inspiration to keep going. I’m loving how easy the pattern is coming together. Pona is next!

  3. Helen, I love them they are so flattering on you and now I am going to have to make pair number 5. I made an olive green stretchy pair for my daughter as a gift for her birthday on Tuesday – it was such a shame that they were too small for her (not), so I gained another pair, I love love love the pattern, the instructions are spot on, the fit is perfect. (I size down by 2 sizes for stretch denim and that works perfectly for me. Thanks so much (again) for such an amazing pattern. Am just about to piece together the Winslow, Elliot and York patterns. Have a lovely weekend. xxx

    1. Thank you! You havew made four pairs!?! That is incredible!! Thanks so much for sewing our patterns! Sounds like a dream weekend of sewing to me!

  4. Oooh these are super cute for basic black overalls! Love this side profile in action shot too. As a teen in the nineties, I wore my denim overalls to death and my teen heart is just crushing on all of this pattern makes.

    1. Omg you are right! I forgot that I put it in because I never use it! I just pull them on and off… Thanks for catching that! Going to update the post now.

  5. I am just about finished with my secondn pair of shorts Yantas and am already thinking about making a third pair in the short version and will definitely make a few pairs on the longer version. The fit is incredible and theyb are so comfortable. My husband usually does not have a lot to say about my makes, but looked surprised and said – ‘those are really cute, not what I was expecting when you said you were making overalls.’ My first pair is in a blue linen and the second pair is in a navy blue with white stars Robert Kaufman canvas just in time for the patriotic holidays in the US. Thank you Helen for this wonderful pattern!!!!

  6. I’m so sure that I watched a video of the straps being added to the overalls but is I can’t find it. Am I going crazy? …it’s a distinct possibility for sure. Thanks.

  7. Hi Helen! I love your Yantas!! What material did you make your black pair in?? Thanks, your biggest fan! Barb

    1. Hi Barb! I used a 5oz organic cotton/linen blend. It is a lighter-weight fabric that is lovely for summer. I think a 9oz bull denim is the perfect fabric for classic Yantas and it is usually available in Black.

  8. Dear Helen, I’m making a pair of Yanta overalls for a colleague expecting her first child in April. She’s a size 6-8 regularly. What size would you suggest I follow so she can wear the overalls through most, if not all, of her pregnancy? I’m planning on using a lightweight denim or canvas twill fabric with a little stretch. Many thanks! Ann

    1. Hi Ann!

      It is tough to suggest a size for your friend without her measurements. Ready-to-wear clothing is not always sized the same as sewing patterns. If you do have her measurements, you can email us at support@helensclosetpatterns.com and we would be happy to advise you on what size to make.


  9. Love these, i havw no idea how to sew so j will probably beg my best frien to make these for me. Whay material did you use for the black overalls…. and is it the same material as the short overalls? If i hobyo the fabric store how much material do I buy? Thank you, and sorry for the questions.

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