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DIY Denim Overalls – Burda 6599

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Aaaahhhh!  I sewed something!  I sewed something!  This is the first time I’ve sewn anything since July.  I can tell you right now that THIS is what I need while caring for my husband.  Sewing takes me away to another place. It allows me to explore, to learn, to experiment, and to do something just for me. I set up my two new Baby Lock machines on the kitchen table so that I can be next to my husband while I sew. It took a lot longer to complete this project because I have to tend to Cecil’s needs during the day, when I sew. No night sewing for me right now, because I need to get my rest, as I’m pretty exhausted by 9:00 pm.

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599Now that I have my new (temporary) sewing space, I’m ready to sew everyday (unfortunately, I haven’t been able to sew everyday yet). I had so much fun making my overalls.  I’ve had this pattern for the longest time and now that the weather has turned cold, I’m in need of warm, comfortable clothing, I thought it was the perfect time to pull this one out and get to work on it.  Also, I wanted to take my Baby Locks for their first drive using a denim fabric. The machines are a dream and I’m so excited to learn more about the features so that I can share with you. What I love most about my Soprano so far is the perfect stitching. Oh gosh, I haven’t had a machine that puts out more beautiful stitches. My topstitching came out so great with this machine. Oh brother, I think my sewing game is about to rise up a few notches. The threading mechanism of the Evolution is giving me all kinds of excitement. Changing thread colors is no longer a dreaded task. WooHoo!

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

While CEMO is resting and being healed, I have to learn to take my own photos. On photo shoot day, I set up the camera near our front door and just played around with the settings until I got something that looked fairly decent.  So bear with me while I experiment.  I’ll be hitting up YouTube to learn how to use the camera. I have a couple of friends who have offered to help me with photos since CEMO isn’t available. I’ll take them up on their offers eventually, but I wanted to get these done right away so that I could share them in today’s post. I really want to learn how to use the camera anyway. I’ll have to start recording my own videos soon, so I’ll need to learn that too.

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

This Burda Young pattern isn’t difficult to sew, however, there are techniques that require experience. Therefore, I would rate Burda 6599 as Intermediate. Advanced Beginners may be able to complete it with careful attention to details.

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

Project Details

  • View = A
  • Size Cut = 12
  • Fabric = Stretch Denim HERE & HERE
  • Yardage = 2 1/2 yards (58″ wide)
  • Thread = Blue All Purpose & Gold Top Stitching
  • No. of Pieces = 14
  • Sizing = Runs large
  • Rating = Intermediate
  • Skills = Topstitching, Darts, Buttonholes & Buttons, Pockets, Mock Fly Front
  • Needles Used = Jeans
  • Seam Finish = Serged

DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599

I’m happy with the fit. I originally wanted a baggy look, then changed my mind and went for fitted. According to the finished measurements printed on the pattern tissue, my cutting size for this pattern is 16. Well, I knew that would be too big, just from experience, so I went down two sizes.


DIY Denim Overalls - Burda 6599Thanks for stopping by!

Remember: When you live in your DESIGN, it is from there that God SHINES!


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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 112 Comments

  1. Jennifer

    Hi Anita, I am just about ready to cut into these overalls and make a mockup but the sizing has me second guess. You said the pattern ran about two sizes too large in the blog, did you happen to do any grading? I am concerned about cutting into a pattern that cannot be easily replaced if cut wrong.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Jennifer! Oh my! It’s been a while since I’ve sewn the overalls and I don’t remember if I did any grading. Maybe you can trace the pattern onto tracing paper just to be safe.

  2. Carrey

    Hi Anita- I want to make this for my daughter (she’s 30) for her birthday…do you take size 12 in the store?…I can’t decide what size to make as the measurements seem awfully small (according to measurements I think she’d be a 16 but in the store she takes a 10 pant

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Carrey! Oh my, it’s been a long time since I made these so I don’t remember. It’s best to get here measurements because ready-to-wear sizes don’t coincide with sewing pattern sizes. I don’t know what size I was back then because I wasn’t shopping in stores for clothes. Your best bet is to get her measurements.


    Anita, do you have a video on youtube for this pattern? (DIY DENIM OVERALLS – BURDA 6599) I am making them for my daughter and need a visual 🙂 thank you!

  4. Kathryn Kastner

    These overalls are fantastic. They are very professionally completed. I am really still an advanced beginner but one day hopefully I’ll be able to sew something I can really be proud of.

  5. Elizabeth

    Oh my days! Your overalls are perfect! I’m getting back into sewing after years of neglect, and I just bought this pattern today for one of my next projects. After seeing your result, I’m inspired to get to work. Nicely done!

  6. Jacqueline


    Is there a pattern for an overall dress? Or can I use this same pattern to make the dress form?

  7. Larhonda Johnson

    I love it Anita and am praying your husband recovers soon.

  8. Yvette

    Happy New Year and welcome back!
    I had no idea you were back sewing and posting. I am so happy for you.
    I know that allows you to drift off in your space which I’m sure is healing and strengthening for you as a caregiver to your Love.

    I just love your overalls. They are so adorable!! They look like they are straight off the rack in Bloomingdales!

    Thanks so much for your continued inspiration in every way!

    Warm hugs and God’s blessing always!

    ~ Yvete

  9. CallMeSu

    SO GOOD to see you back! Love the overalls! I always think overalls for summer but I really liked how you paired it with the turtleneck!
    Lots of Love!

  10. Tomasa

    These overalls are wonderful! I am glad you were able to sew them as sewing will be healing to you as well.

  11. Dee Thomas

    Looks great. My prayers are with you.

  12. Anitra Sanchez

    Amazing job! I’m so inspired by your projects. I recently discovered your videos on YouTube and really enjoy your teaching style. You are very patient, enthusiastic and explain all of the steps so thoroughly. Your videos have helped me become better at sewing. Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Tracy Griffin

    I have never been happier to see someone in overalls! So, so, Sooooo glad for you, my sister, to find a way to take some care of YOU! And really…only you could make overalls look that good! I’d look like I’d need a straw hat with the price tag hanging off of it. ? Continued love and prayers for you and Cecil. You are my life goal, Anita. God Bless you both.

  14. Carolyn English

    Great job!! this is just beautiful. Also I like that smile on your face. keep trusting God and everything be work out. I often think of you, and continue to pray for your husband’s healing. God bless.

  15. Angie

    OMG, simply Beautiful cant wait to try it. Praying for you always

  16. Jean Murray

    Anita, I truly miss seeing your beautiful creations but I am glad that you are able to take care of your husband as he heals. This jumpsuit really fits you well. Another beautiful creation Anita. Hope that your husband continues to get better. God Bless you and your family.

  17. Danette Hutchenson

    Anita so glad to see you enjoying what you love to do…the overalls are so cute…thanks for sharing….may God continue to strenghten your husband during his healing process…God bless you.

  18. Denise

    Great job on the overalls! So glad that you have been able to sew again. Best wishes and prayers for healing for Cecil’s recovery.

  19. Cordelia

    As always, you did a beautiful job! Can hardly wait for your next tutorial…patience is a virtue. Love your attention to detail. Still keeping you all in prayer. Thank you for sharing!

  20. Gwen Styles

    Good for you! Im happy to see that your able to sew again, and I’m still praying for your husband and you!

  21. Shontell

    It’s great to see you had an opportunity to sew again. As always you did a magnificent job with the garment, as well as, your do it yourself photo shoot! You look great as always and I’ll continue to pray for CEMO, you and your family.

  22. Demetrius Howard

    Glad to see you doing some sewing.That jumper is giving me life this morning.I have to try that one.Praying for your husband.And the jumper is a good fit!!! I Love it!!!

  23. Sandra

    Love the overalls. Maybe one day I will be able to purchase a BabyLoc but for now I will enjoy your review if them. You and Cemo and family are in my prayers.

  24. Pam

    So good to see you back. The jeans are gorgeous, as are you! I was caregiver for both my parents in 2015, and sewing was what kept me sane and calm. Even if I could only stitch one seam in a day – it was still my mental retreat. I will continue to pray for your hubby’s healing and for your strength.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Pam, and yes, it will help to keep me sane and calm too.

  25. Florence

    You look fabulous as always and you did a wonderful job on your photo shoot. I had the opportunity to use the Triumph at a local shop and it is something! It was my first time using a serger and that air threading definitely spoiled me. My husband just gifted me with a Juki serger(manual threading) and said when I put in more sewing mileage, upgrading may be an option, lol! I’m am still grateful for the gift. Remember to take care of Anita also and know that we are keeping you and your family in prayer.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Florence. Congratulations on your new Juki! Yes, I’m taking care of me now and my friends are making sure of it.

  26. Sandra Mays

    Anita. Your project turned out absolutely amazing!! You look stunning. I’ll put your husband on my prayer list.

  27. Stephanie Miller

    I love, love love this sis! I’m glad that you got your sewjo back! 🙂

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeey Stephanie! Thanks sister!

  28. Tawanna Craig

    Anita, I love this outfit. You did an amazing job. I’m still praying for you, Cecil and the family. Great job!!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Tawanna! Love you girl!

  29. Sandra Burrel.

    Perfect, you continue to evolve in your craft (-: (-:

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sandra! Yes, learning all the time.

  30. Cynthia Brewer

    Anita, those look great. You are so inspiring and have really helped me take my sewing to a whole other level. Prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oooh, thank you so much Cynthia!

  31. Lawana

    You did a great job!! Photos and sewing!!

  32. Roz D

    Hi Anita, make sure that you share your photos with CEMO, I think photography is going to be your side business. Keeping you all in my prayers. Roz

  33. Linda L

    Great to see you Anita. Glad to hear your husband is healing. Love your overall u did a great job. The stitching is perfect. Love that baby loc. You and your family are still in my prayers. God Bless

  34. Sandra

    Hi Anita,

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Those overalls fit you perfectly. I’m so glad to see you back to sewing. It will be good therapy to soothe your soul. CEMO and the entire family are still in my prayers. God Bless!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Sandra! Yes, it is good therapy!

  35. Sherry

    Hi Anita. Sew glad to see you posting on your blog. Your sewing project is adorable. It looks like an overall set that could be brought from Macy’s. It is perfect.

    Continued prayers for Cemo. Much love to you and your family.

  36. Peggy Johnson

    ? Hi Anita. It’s so wonderful to have you back. Just seeing that beautiful smile is enough. Love the overalls and it looks great on you. I’m wanting to sew it as a dress. I love when you talked about your new sewing space and stated “as CEMO is being healed.” That’s crazy faith and I’m crazy enough to stand with you. Much love in Jesus name.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yeeees, Peggy! You get it! CRAZY faith! Hallelujah! Thank you for being crazy enough in the Lord, to STAND with me sister. YES!

  37. Toni N Reed

    Sis Anita!!

    I am SEW filled with joy to see that smile on your face and that you were able to sew a little something something. Your overalls are super cute. sending big hugs to you and the family. You are still in my prayers.

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeey Toni! Thank you so much. Love you!

  38. Donna

    So inspiring, makes me want to take out my sewing machines and see if I can still make something lol all my love and prayers for you and your family Anita.

    1. Anita Morris

      Do it, Donna! Come on and sew with me. Thank you so much!

  39. Tekera S.

    Wow you did another awesome and amazing job. I really need to find the time to at least make something for beginners. It’s great to hear you’re able to provide the care your husband needs. Continuing to pray for you all.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Tekera! I decided I would devote at least 30 minutes each day until I completed a project. It feels amazing!

  40. Tori W.

    You look beautiful and glad to hear that you are back sewing! Sewing is such good therapy! May God continue to keep and bless you and your family. Your photos came out great!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Tori! It is the absolute BEST therapy!

  41. Vanessa M.

    It sure is good seeing you and knowing that you and CEMO are in His care. Anita you did an amazing job on the overalls.
    Sewing makes for a great outlet for expressing best self moves!
    God bless and keep you and yours.

  42. Bridget brazley

    As usual girl you did your thing. I am happy to see you have an outlet May GOD bless you and the family and I’m praying for you all.

  43. Paulette dowdie

    CUTE!!!!! Love it!!

  44. Carrie Cooper

    At first when I saw “overalls” I was a little skeptical of what this would look like. But oh so cute! Fitted was the way to go. And THANK YOU for the sizing info. I’m getting back into sewing and I wear a 12 but by the measurement charts, I need a 22 pattern. I’ve historically bought a pattern 2 sizes up from what I wear but until I test a few patterns I’ve no idea what will work. Your comments make me feel that I’ll probably end up in the 16 range.

  45. Sheila

    So glad to see you back sewing again. You did an awesome job my sister. I still have you and your husband in my prayers.

  46. Deirdre aka MonaRae

    Beautiful work! Your top stitching game is on POINT!

    Glad to hear you are going to post how you did your own pictures. I am lacking in that area and need all the help I can get.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Deirdre! Actually I said I’m going to learn how to take my own photos. But hey, maybe I will share how I did it once I learn, because if you and I need to learn, I’m pretty sure there are others out there too needing the knowledge.

  47. Beverly

    I am so happy and appreciative of all your blog post. As always your sewing technique is excellent. Your such an inspiration to the sewing community. Very humbled and thankful at the progress of your husband and immediate family. Your confidence is radiated by your smile and commitment to God, family and yourself. Blessing everyone.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Beverly! I really appreciate the encouragement! Blessing to you also, my sew sister.

  48. Cynthia willis

    These overalls are stunning, as is the beautiful lady wearing them! You continue to impress me, and you and Cemo are in my prayers! Sunday in our Bible class, we were studying some of the Psalms; what an inspiration they are to me in my daily walk and I know you take great delight in the scriptures, too.

    1. Anita Morris

      Ooooh Cynthia, I have a list of Psalms that I read to CEMO everyday. They breathe life into him. Thank you so much!

  49. Anecia

    Very nice Anita and they fit you well. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the machines.

  50. Joanie

    So very happy that you’re allowing yourself creative time. That will help you be stronger all over!

    Love the overalls


    1. Anita Morris

      You are so right Joanie! It’s such a great feeling to create.

  51. Emma Weatherington

    Very nice, I’m very your Husband is being healed, praise God!!