Staff Made

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Genevieve's Intrepid Boiler Suit

11—October 2023

Genevieve from our HQ team has made an incredible Intrepid Boiler Suit using our new patchwork denim!

Staff Made — Genevieve's Intrepid Boilersuit
Oct 11 2023

HQ team member Genevieve picked the intermediate-level Intrepid Boiler Suit from Alice and Co Patterns for the blog this week. A full utilitarian coverup with classic detailing, this pattern proved a perfect match for our new 12oz patchwork denim! Read on for photos and project details.

Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Sunnies Front
Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Back Looking Up
Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Back Pockets Crop
Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Sunnies Front Lauhging
SQ Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Back
Pattern Notes

Pattern — Intrepid Boiler Suit from Alice and Co Patterns

Genevieve choose to make a size 14 boiler suit, using 3.5m of our 140cm wide Patchwork Denim in Black, plus a zip approx. 50cm/20" long. There are loads of variations on this pattern, including sleeveless, short sleeve and shorts length options. You can also choose to add a waist tie, use elastic or not, change up the collar, zip finish, top stitching and more! Genevieve in 5' 7", so made several adjustments to the pocket placements for her height. She shifted the front pockets down and towards the centre approx 2.5cm, and the back pockets in a little towards the centre back. As an advanced sewist, Genevieve was able to make alterations to the pattern with ease, including adapting the collar to a mandarin style, lengthening the crotch area and cutting the pockets on the cross grain to break up the patchwork pattern. She choose to use the elasticated waist method, rather than a waist tie, and faced the zipper. Such a professional, clean finish!

A KATM label in the back gives Genevieve's make a personal finishing touch, which we love. This practical and fun boiler suit is a new favourite pattern for Gen, and she said she'll definitely be making it again!

Download the Intrepid Boiler Suit from Alice and Co Patterns website here.

Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Front Neckline Crop
Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Side
SQ Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Back Crop
Fabric Suggestions

Alice and Co Patterns recommend lots of different woven fabrics for this pattern, depending on the look and feel you are aiming for. We love how Genevieve's boiler suit turned out in this trans-seasonal denim! If you fancy trying out a boiler suit like this one, each of our stores have a selection of deadstock denim fabrics, including the patchwork version above. Check out what's available online here!

Find a few other suggestions for a playful utilitarian look are below - from top to bottom, Heavyweight Linen - Fog, 12oz Patchwork Denim - Indigo, 12oz Upcycled Denim - Lake and 10oz White Rose Denim - Black.

Intrepid Boilersuit Fabric Reccs Landscape
Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Front Laughing
Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Front Close
SQ Gen Patchwork Boilersuit Sunnies Front Looking Down

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