Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! It really feels like autumn here in Vancouver these days and I am loving the cool, crisp air and the gorgeous colours on the trees. It is also the perfect weather for all of my Yanta Overalls! I love that I can throw on Yanta over a tee shirt and be fully dressed, just like that. This pair of classic denim Yantas has been in my mind since the launch of this pattern last spring. Of course I needed to use it as a denim overalls pattern! Yanta is usually finished with buttons, but there is something so alluring about the traditional overalls closure.
I made this pair of Yanta Overalls out of vintage-wash denim from Blackbird Fabrics. It has a bit of a green undertone which I just LOVE. It sewed up beautifully and I look forward to seeing how it ages. There is nothing more satisfying than a well-worn denim garment, right?
I opted to do extra topstitching on these Yantas to make them really stand out. The gold topstitching thread pairs well with the hardware, too! I am not 100% sure I like the effect on the upper back, since it looks a little off-center. Oh well, I don’t have to look at it!
We have another post coming your way tomorrow that shows how we installed this overalls hardware, so you can use Yanta as your own denim overalls pattern. We only used the one-piece hardware so it may be a good resource for those of you with limited hardware supplies.
I love my denim Yantas! They feel very modern while still being an obvious nod to classic working overalls. I am excited to break them in and see where they are at in a year or so!
Thanks for stopping by to see my Yantas!
Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous! Like you said, modern and classic at the same time! I didn’t think overalls were for me, but this pair might change my mind. Awesome job! I LOVE them!
Those are so cute! I love the patch pockets on the front. These would also be so cute in a railroad stripe denim. Possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing!
The Yanta looks perfect in denim!
Impressive topstitching and so brave to do it in a contrast colour – respect!
can you show how you did the straps and facing part, i have made 3 pairs and each time i have had issues doing it, too much strap to have under facing
I’d like to make these but am not a fan of patch pockets in the front. What would you suggest? I love your York pinafore, would those work? Scaled down?
Yes those would work! I have seen that on instgram before. I also think side pockets would work too – like patch pockets but straddling the side seam. Another option is inseam pockets!
Did you still sew an invisible in this denim version?
Not on this version! I was able to pull it on over my hips 🙂