Don't live with baggy overalls or double fronts

By Maurice Malone  Published March 31, 2021
Check out our work on this pair of tapered overalls with triple-needle sewing. Overalls are totally cool, except most come with legs with are too baggy. We can fix that.
Navy & white striped overalls with tapered legs after the legs have been narrowed.
Built for construction work, not for everyday wear, the problem with most overalls and carpenter pants is the legs are usually overly baggy. The leg opening falls well over most shoes and boots, dragging the ground, even when rolled. This is frowned upon even in working environments.
When working with overalls or double front panel pants, not everyone can handle the 3-needle chain stitching, usually at both the inseam and outseams as easily as we can. Do it yourself hacks aren't the best way to handle workwear, which like denim, is too heavy for home sewing machines. Even most professional tailors and denim specialists will typically admit, they don't have the machine to sew the triple chain stitch, so they do workarounds. Either with a single needle chain stitch machine and 3 passes or worst, using a regular lock-stitch single needle industrial machine.
The inside view shows how overalls with 3-needle chain stitch sewing are tapered with same-as-original construction.
Fear not, this is a fixable problem. We taper the legs with the same 3-needle sewing as originally manufactured. We also sew with heavyweight threads, similar colors, and sizes 20 to 22 needles. We take pride in performing beautiful alterations that leave your clothing looking as if it were manufactured to fit you.
Completed tailored close-up of overalls legs transformed from baggy to slim.