The Flare Flair

I love a good flare. The flare is one of the top things I think of when someone says ‘seventies fashion’. With its iconic shape, it makes a perfect staple for a vintage inspired wardrobe.

I have worn a fair few flares in my lifetime (the bigger the better, and I only threw them away under duress – even when they were completely frayed at the bottom!) and so this time I thought I would switch it up and make my little girl some of her very own!

However, these are not just your ordinary, run of the mill, adorable little girl bell bottoms. These are some super duper flared dungarees.

I used the Ellie and Mac PDF Pattern ‘Be Outstanding Overalls’ for these vintage inspired flares. I made my version in a denim material so they look like an authentic pair of 70s flare jeans but these can be made in any type of woven fabric. The dungaree straps simply tie in a knot so no need for pesky buttonholes or snaps. It is a great pattern for a beginner and actually a quick sew. I managed to prepare the pattern, cut the pieces and sew while my children were out at school. Also, the pictures along with the instructions make it really clear to follow.

I think these dungarees will be great for all seasons- with a polo neck in the winter or a tee in the summer – definitely a good all rounder!

And who knows, maybe some flare dungarees will be on the cards for me next…

Until the next sew- Lucy xoxo

This pattern was gifted to me as part of my testing affiliation with Ellie and Mac PDF Patterns.

Link to pattern-

Girl's Be Outstanding Overalls Pattern

This is my affiliate link. Purchasing the pattern through link does not cost you any more, but the designer does provide me with a small commission from any sales- which helps fund my sewing addiction and is greatly appreciated xx

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