Jenny Overalls & Trousers Pattern
Inspired by vintage work-wear, Jenny is a modern interpretation of classic overalls and wide-leg trousers with 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.
Sizes: 0-20 (print and PDF) and 14-32 (PDF)
- 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).
See our guide to printing & assembling PDF files here.
I received my pattern a few weeks ago and I had been waiting for the summer holidays to start. I will finish them today.
Closet Core patterns are one of my favourites as they are easy to read and the pictures are helpful.
I bought the Blanca Flight Suit pattern as well. Can't wait to make that one as well.
Keep up the great pattern making Closet Core Crew.
I’m fairly beginner, so I followed the pattern based on my measurements, and found that it ended up fitting much too large. This is my first pair of pants I’ve ever made, so I’m willing to admit it may have been user error, but I did have to take several inches off the waist/hip area for a well fitting pant. That being said, this is only my second sewing project since some basic sewing with my mom when I was a kid, and I found the instructions very helpful and easy to follow! I was able to learn a bunch of new skills that I’d never tried before (pockets, buttons, zippers!). Overall very happy with it, although would probably go down 2 sizes or so next time I use the pattern!
I bought this pattern to make the cropped trousers, not the overalls. I love wide leg trousers, but they often don't fit me well because my waist measurement is larger relative to my hips and thighs. I find the Closet Core patterns to be really well drafted, so I decided I would start with the Jenny pattern and modify as needed. I made the shorts first just to understand how the pattern fits, and they are so cute! The straight waistband was a bit rigid for me so for my next make I replaced it with the slightly curved waistband from the Ginger jeans pattern, which worked very well (I took 3/8" off the top of the pants first to account for the greater width of the Ginger waistband). Now I've just finished my cropped trousers, to which I also added a front stay. I love the adaptability of this pattern.
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).