Cicoria Coveralls Pattern

Zipping into coveralls is like zipping into a power suit. A suit that gives you the power to wrench the spare tire from under your pickup truck or free a baby kitten from the crawlspace. Cicoria also happens to look good perched at a coffee shop (Dandy Blend please, no caffeine after 3:00 PM), legs crossed on a bar stool with a latte.

Over a year in the making, this jumpsuit is everything I wanted Erbaccia patterns to be: it’s tailored and elegant as much as it is tough and functional.

Any ambitious maker can tackle this pattern, regardless of their level of experience. Even testers who rated themselves as advanced beginners finished beautiful Cicoria jumpsuits complete with the zip fly!

You’ll also learn a traditional fine-tailored trouser pocket construction that is virtually impossible to find in commercial sewing patterns.

The Cicoria Coveralls are designed with a tailored shape, 3/4 length sleeves, straight-leg pant with trouser pockets, a low neckline with notched collar, zip fly front, and patch pockets on the chest and back pant.

The instant download PDF pattern file includes:

    • Sizes 00-30 (up to 168 cm / 66 1/8″ hip circumference)
    • Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions suitable for any skill level
    • Guide for choosing your size and adjusting for perfect fit
    • Three downloadable PDF formats (click here for printing info)
      • Tiled US Letter/A4 for printing at home
      • A0/Copyshop for large format printing
      • Projector optimized layout





Cotton twill or denim (either rigid or stretch), lightweight cotton canvas, or similar. Basically anything you might make a pair of pants or a light jacket from should work!

60”2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 5/82 7/83 1/43 3/83 1/23 7/83 7/844 1/44 3/84 3/8
54”2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/232 3/43 1/23 1/23 3/444 1/84 1/44 1/44 3/84 1/24 5/8
  • Thread in a matching color
  • Basting thread
  • Thread in a contrasting color for topstitching (optional)
  • 51 cm/20″ zipper
  • Fusible interfacing for collar and facings (optional, recommended for light-weight fabrics)

Cicoria is the Italian name for Cichorium intybus, and refers most commonly to the long and thin, wild-looking, dandelion-like leaves that are sold in massive bunches at vegetable markets throughout Italy. Even though cicoria has its roots as peasant food from many centuries ago, it is still widely prepared at home and in restaurants and pizzerias in Rome.

This humble plant has been a darling of plant breeders for hundreds of years. Radicchio, Belgian endive, Puntarelle, Frisée, and Escarole were all developed from the single species Cichorium intybus.

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