Opal Overalls: What You Need

To make Opal, you will need the following:

  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Between 1 - 3 meters (1.1 - 3.3 yards) of a suitable fabric, depending on size and style (see Fabric options).
  • (optional) Fasteners to attach the straps to the front bib. I make my overalls using tack buttons on the bib, and a buckle and slider on each strap.
  • Long legs and a looser fit will increase fabric requirements. Pockets usually can be fit on the otherwise wasted portion of the fabric, and don’t change the fabric length requirement.
  • A pair of shortalls for a typical adult will need about 2 meters of fabric.