New pattern: the Jean-Paul coveralls
If you like boilersuits coverall, you will love Jean-Paul!
It’s FINALLY here, the Jean-Paul coverall pattern! I’m so excited, I’ve been dreaming of the perfect workwear style coverall for a while now. They’re popping up everywhere from the fast fashion to luxury clothing brands and everywhere in between but I’m not gonna lie, this version is my favorite. It is a timeless garment and it can actually fit any kind of situation!
The collection was design around the theme "sew strong". The coverall Jean-Paul, the fisherman's smock James and the upcoming patterns (I'm still working on 2 other patterns) were drafted with the same common points; durability and comfort.
Ahhhh Jean-Paul... it was a tough one! I worked on this pattern for six months. I have been working a little bit differently for this pattern. I made some muslins that I sent to three of my pattern testers to get their feedbacks. After a lot of coming and going between the testers and I, I started working on the details like the collar, pockets, pleats etc... this was the beginning of a second long series of muslins ;-) At the end of this slow process, I send the pattern and instructions to my pattern tester team as usual, then made some alterations to the pattern according to their feedbacks and Jean-Paul is now ready to enter the pattern world!
MOODBOARD: I’ve got some inspiration to get your creativity flowing! My vision for the Jean-Paul was to create a coverall wearable on a daily basis that has bold details and a workwear vibe. If you want to keep this "I get the shit done" look with you Jean-Paul, stick to the classics and you can't ever go wrong! Denim and military green are the bests! I think the the following photos are great inspiration too for how feminine a coverall like this can look when done in a color like white, pink and red.
Don’t feel like you need to be confined to solids with the Jean-Paul! You can easily add a bit of texture and depth with a classic subtle pattern or get a little funky with a larger pattern. The prints above show that both large and small scale prints can be really nice options. Keep in mind a large check like the top left will require more fabric that recommended in the pattern.
• Relaxed straight fit with a drop crotch and bust darts.
• Shirt collar with front button placket
• Front and back bust pleat
• Long sleeves with box pleat or short sleeves
• Big patch pockets at chest, front and back legs
• Optional martingale to fit the back
- Jean-Paul is available in half-sizes to get an easier and better fit!
Fabric: organic denim Amandine Cha
The Jean-Paul coverall has an Advanced intermediate rating for a few reasons. Honestly all sewing is made up of sewing, pressing, and trimming (if needed) one seam after another so if you take things one step at a time it’s really no harder than any other pattern. The reasons the Cascade is rated intermediate are…
- There are 17 pattern pieces which is a lot to deal with and keep track of.
- There are a lot of topstitching (which is super easy once you realise you just need to take your time)
- I didn’t want to rate the pattern Intermediate and have anyone put so much time and money into it just to have a failed project.
Fabric: chambray Tissu Smati
SUGGESTED FABRICS AND NOTIONS
«Bottom-weight» woven fabrics: denim, twill, canvas, gabardine, medium weight linen or medium weight wovens such as cotton or wool flannel, chambray, poplin, sateen. Stretch wovens such as stretch sateen or stretch denim may also be used.
Optional: 35cm of matching lining fabric if your main fabric is too thick to line the front pockets.
You will find all informations about notions in the sew along post!
Well, that’s all I can think of for now. I’ve been wearing my linen green version non-stop since october.
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