Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mabel Madison's Duds for Dudes!

I'm so excited to be on the Duds for Dudes blog tour for Mabel Madison!

Here's the thing: I've been hoarding this fabric for almost a year. I bought it last May, thought about what to do with it...and then a week ago finally decided.

Actually, I'd decided on overalls some time ago. But as is common in my universe, one thing after another got in the way. When a spot opened for the Duds for Dudes tour, I decided it might be the kick I needed to use this Pit Stop corduroy! And I'm sooo glad I did.

I sewed up Peekaboo Pattern Shop's Okey Dokey Overalls, opting to leave off the front pocket and hardware and use simple pink snaps instead, and I lined the back pockets with solid pink instead of hemming them. I like this pattern for its simplicity and classic look, as well as speed and ease of construction.

It's a fine wale, so it's easy to maneuver through the machine - unlike some clunkier corduroys I've used, this Stenzo doesn't bunch and catch in the machine. It glides through as easily as the quilting cotton I used for the facings and pockets. I didn't even change to a bigger needle!
 Soft and light, it's perfect for spring weather - not too heavy, but warm enough to keep out Wyoming wind.

Despite the lightness, it's strong, so I don't have to worry about Ethan getting dirty and roughing it in the rocks! He had a blast running around the playground and throwing sand, and was comfy and stylish too!

I love the pops of pink in this colorway, but there's also a green version here.

Mabel Madison is really thrilled to host a week-long blog tour focused on sewing for BOYS! Every day this week, you'll have a chance to visit with a few of our friends and see what they have made for their boys.
Here are today's stops!


  1. Super cute overalls. I love the corduroy print!

  2. Adorable!!! That is such a great print and overalls in them are perfect!

    1. Thank you! I thought about what to make WAY too long, but when overalls finally popped up it was a match made in heaven :)