I will describe my process with pics for these cute overalls. First cut your Jaqueline pants the width of your fabric as shown here. My fabric is 56” wide.
Notice I cut the crotch slightly higher and added a few inches to the length. I am 5’5” when I stand tall. On the left is the fold and on the right is the selvedge. I sewed the crotch seam only and then began to make my pleats around the waist. I wanted to be able to pull these on past my hips so measure your hips and add about 2 inches to get your finished circumference(see bottom photo).
now cut the Harper bib. I measured and the extra small will make a bib wider than my tucked pants-(more on how to deal w that later). So I used extra small and cut the bottom of the bib straight across.
Cut four of these and four Harper pockets. Also cut the Harper straps and a 15” x2” strip to make your pocket edge. Sew the straps and bib neck and arms like the Harper pattern. sew the sides of the bib and turn and press. I attached pocket Pieces on Each side at the waist Of the pants And bib. I fiddled around a bit so I will show pictures. I bound the pocket pieces attached to the pants with the 2” strip. If you cut it on half it should Have enough to bind each pocket edge. Here you see the binding with the pocket Piece sticking up.
Next sew pocket pieces onto the sides of the bib and fold edges under 3/8”” and press. Here you see the bib all ready to attach. I needed to take one inch tucks under each strap in order to get my bib to fit my pants. Depending on your size, you can adjust your bib to fit your pants. You see the pocket pieces hanging at the sides.
Now attach the bib to the pants By pinning the folded edge of the bib to the right side of the pants. topstitch the bib onto the pants, stopping at the edges of the pockets. I stitched the edge Of the bodice just over the raw edges of the pocket binding.you can kind of see In the pic below. Then I stitched again a scant 1/4” from the first stitech line. Once the Bib is stitched on, hand stitch the bib lining inside to the seam, leaving your pockets open.Now you can stitch up your legs, stitch your pockets together inside and
make button holes on your straps. I also made a little button hook at each pocket. I made two sets of button holes. I can wear these with the straps crossed or straight. (I like crossed) Make sure you are able to slip the straps off your shoulders to get these on and off.