1.23.2014

Overalls Restyle

I love overalls (see here) and I especially love the winter, skinny leg version. They are not the cheapest threads on the block, nor the easiest to find. I came across these corduroy brownish purple overalls that were clearly ten sizes too large, and made my own version of the skinny overalls.
I laid out the overalls and put a pair of skinny jeans over them and traced the legs. I left seam allowance and after sewing, I cut the extra fabric off. This took a few tries of trying them on to make sure they were what I wanted. For the back, I cut across where the top of pants would hit and folded it over and hemmed. I then cut down from the straps to make two separate straps, hemmed the sides and crossed them and sewed them to the top of the pants.







I haven't restyled anything in a while..so this was a fun little pick-me-up project. Have you restyled anything lately? Leave a link!

6 comments:

  1. Super cute! I think I would definitely wear overalls more if they were skinny legs, gotta hit the thrift shops and track down a pair to restyle. I wish I had some restyle to share but my days are filled with kiddo crafts and art projects!

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  2. Wait this is seriously the coolest thing in the world.

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  3. These look fantastic! I wish I was a whiz with the sewing machine! Damn that would make life easier!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  5. Great overall remix! I restyled a vintage sweater from the thrift store. Here it is:
    http://hoopesparkstudios.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/sweater-alteration/
    Claire
    hoopesparkstudios.wordpress.com

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    1. That looks so great! I Love the v-neck style you chose. Thanks for sharing:)

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